We are now in the beginning process of interviewing teachers. The process will be a 3 step process over the next several months to find teachers we believe are called to teach at the school. There will be decision made after months of prayer and asking the Lord to clearly speak to us about who He wants. Over the course of the next few days, I am going to ask you to join us in praying. Not to mumble a simple prayer of “God give them wisdom in choosing teachers” but to pray for specific things when choosing teachers.
We are asking God to give us teachers who protect unity. In my opinion, the majority of the times unity is broken through spoken or written words. We all know the tongue can bring healing and it can bring destruction. We will not allow Satan to use our tongue to destroy. Protecting unity among our workers will be a priority in establishing an environment that brings Glory to God.
Yesterday, it had been a long morning and we were finally driving to church. We were not 10 minutes down the road when Audrey and Lizzi began to argue. (How dare Lizzi touch Audrey’s car seat!) I told them the only thing I wanted for Mother’s Day was a day without arguing and only kind words spoken. Lizzi said, “So I guess you do not want us to talk all day!” My young daughter understood that her chance of only speaking kind words may only be accomplished if no words are spoken. Sometimes as adults we would do good to just not speak!
In today’s technological world, we often do not use our tongue to speak unkind, but we sit behind our telephones or computer screens to type words which do not encourage people or glorify God. I don’t completely understand this since it takes much more time to process and type unkind words through a keyboard. Once the words are written or spoken they can not be erased. Words are powerful.
We are praying for teachers who understand the power of unity. We are looking for teachers who understand Satan would love to cause discord among our ministry by breaking unity, and they refuse to allow it. We are praying for teachers who understand the power of their thought process. Workers who do exactly what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 10:4-5 “We do not use those things to fight with that the world uses. We use the things God gives to fight with and they have power. Those things God gives to fight with destroy the strong-places of the devil. We break down every thought and proud thing that puts itself up against the wisdom of God. We take hold of every thought and make it obey Christ.”
If you are truly making disciples then you are pouring your life into other lives. The problem is life is messy. Life can cause you to lose focus. Life can cause your thought process to be filled with complaints. I want to be a person who applies 1 Corinthians 10:4-5 to my life also. A person who understands the power of a simple thought. A person who takes captive the negative thought and makes it obedient to Christ. I do like the statement “Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your character. Your character becomes your destiny.” If my thoughts become my words then I want them to be pleasing to God. I want my actions and character to be a reflection of Christ.
Will you pray God provides teachers who protect unity? Teachers who celebrate each other, pray for each other, and rejoice with each other. Teachers who are willing to take every negative thought captive and make it obey Christ. Teachers who have a heart after God. May our words and our hearts be full of the goodness of God!
“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Luke 6:45.