Wigs Word of God Today 5-11-2013
Admit God is in everything we are especially in the silence of own hearts.
He had been instructed in the Way of the LORD and, with ardent spirit, spoke and taught accurately about Jesus, although he knew only the baptism of John. Acts 16:25
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have come to believe that I came from God. John 16:27
Acts 18:23-28, Psalm 47 & John 16:23-28
We learn today of a Jewish man name Apollos who was an “eloquent speaker” and “instructed in the Way of the LORD” but only sharing what he had learned by the hearsay of John’s baptism. He did what many of us need today: Learn about Jesus by the Disciples who are around us to better share the message of Christ’s “Way” fulfilling the destiny of God’s Divine Will enlightening the mind to instill thoughts of Truth’s Salvation. He as all of us ache in a humble spirit for God’s Truth to bear witness on everything we do allowing Apollos to go from someone who “taught accurately about Jesus” to being instructed on “the Way (of God) more accurately.”
We all have teachers around us who can help us understand the Word of God with joy in our heart lifting our spirit to thrills of breaths taken away to heaven’s height losing all fright seeing Christ in the dark of night. Close your eyes with me now as I do often when I go about my day or write and pray silently within our heart to be forgiven aligning life with Truth’s beauty obtaining the fruits of the Father’s spoil. Here, we admit God is in everything we are especially in the silence of own hearts making “Way” for Christ’s Salvation in all we care to accomplish. Again, Jesus reminds us to ask of Him to receive what the Father offers all who walk in the “Way.” Amen.
This week in our school district we celebrated teacher appreciation learning the unspoken thoughts and prayers of children who are entrusted into our care to instill faith, hope and love of life’s challenges, choices, courage and challenges again because we all know we will be challenged over and over again. As a public school teacher, I am not allowed to talk about Jesus but as a Montessori School Teacher I am allowed to talk about our Creator honoring the opinions of parental choices and celebrating with all people this unrestricted choice of humanity’s free will. No matter the way many walk in throughout every school in our world we must embrace without judgment the necessities of the child’s spirit being reverent and loving of each child’s soul.
When God’s Will placed me in a Montessori School, He did so allowing me to watch a child grow over three years instead of teaching them one and out. I watch a scared little 6-year-old walk in and three years later witness a 9-year-old emerges to be his or her own thinker relishing learning as the path life will always demand. Many of these unspoken hearts open up often during these three years but some hit you with notes of amazement when they end their third year.
This year a student wrote, “I love you. May God bless you. You’ll always be with me and I’ll always be with you. Thanks for giving me courage and everything else.” Tears only joy would bring came streaming down because I had only been with this student for three months. I began looking at another that read “Even if there’s crowd you always standing out” and God swooped me up healing so many wounds of life giving me hope our future can and will be affected by people who care. So find and hug a teacher not forgetting to love your preacher as we all learn to dig deeper to fight the Grim Reaper. Amen.
We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray to seek instruction of those around us who lift us to new heights of understating. Prayers of thanksgiving for all teachers of the world. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. Greg Bishop has constant prayers. LORD from Psalm 139:12-14 I chant- “Darkness is not dark for You, and night shines as the day. Darkness and light are but one. You formed my inmost being; You knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise You, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are Your Works! My very self You know.” In Jesus Name we pray for all teachers especially the ones teaching the Gospel of Your Son. Amen.
I am yours in Christ,
†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed†
Teaching Christ is Jesus encouraged many to stay– Acts 18:23-28
Paul made his travels orderly
With purpose for God’s Truth daily
Bringing strength to all Disciples gladly
While in Ephesus a Jew taught boldly
Sharing knowledge of Christ’s only Way
Eloquent and Scripture authority they’d say
He was Apollos knowing only John’s baptism day
The Disciples Pricilla and Aquila heard what he had to say
Taking him aside they explained God’s Truth to pray
The Way of Jesus had so much more to eternally say
They taught him and watched as grace began to lay
His vigorous refutation of the Jews in public each day
Teaching Christ is Jesus encouraged many to stay
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins May 11, 2013 @ 5:31 AM EST