Thursday, May 24, 2012

I am Third

I am working on an inductive bible study of Phillipians. I am focusing on each word and trying to understand the meaning of each word, not just skim over it. So today the word JOY is sticking out at me. I remember the saying we use to hear all the time, Jesus, Others, and You. Do I put Me third? In a society that says do what YOU want it is not easy to put yourself third. We are taught that we can have it OUR way. That goes against what Christ taught. Christ did not have it HIS way. If he did, he would sure not have chosen to be nailed to a cross. He chose to put God first, others second, and Himself last. The Word tells me to be like Christ. I am third!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Last Day of School

Today was our last day for this school year. This is the hardest day for me, both mentally and physically. I am so ready for a break, yet I don't want the kids to go. It is so happy and sad at the same time. I cry every year. Just knowing that I am not taking care of these students anymore, someone else will, is hard. I will miss the teachers that I work with. We share so much together. We understand each other. I always feel so alone on this day. I am thankful to spend more time with my family, to rest and refresh. It feels like part of me is missing without my classroom!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

God's Favor

Sometimes I get so busy in life and with my problems that I don't even notice the favor I have because of my God. Oh, I know it is there. But my focus concentrates so much on my problems that I forget to see the favor. There is someone out there who always has it worse than me. For one thing, I KNOW where I will spend eternity. Many out there don't. I KNOW I will eat today. Many out there don't. I KNOW I am loved unconditionally. Many out there don't. If I just stop and look at the favor that I have in my life, my problems become as nothing. God has taken me through so many things, why would He stop now. I am worthy of His favor, NO. But He has made me worthy. He says that I am worthy, and what He says is true!!