Got to go into the school today to help out in the 7th grade sewing class, something I do twice a year. I get to work with the kids who need a bit of extra help getting organized and getting the work done. It is a blessing for them, and I get to give them a few kind words and show them some of God’s love. Every semester there are usually one are two kids who touch my heartstrings. I only had one hour with each class so far, so I am praying that God brings to me the ones He wants to touch as time goes by.
I am surprised, although I wonder if it is a sign of the times, to see how many kids are struggling in school, how many are hurting, and how many have given up on themselves. I remember the teachers who spoke a kind word in my direction when I was hurting, and how I cherished those few kind words, and I pray that God gives me kind words for these kids. I don’t just focus on school work but try to find something positive about each one that I work with. So today I marveled at a young football player, someone’s drawing on a notebook, or a particularly artistic rendition of one of the assignments. These kids are so hungry for affirmation. So I would love prayers for the kids, in fact for any kids in schools today. School today is nothing like when I was in school, I cannot even imagine how many challenges kids face today that weren’t even thought of when I was a kid.
The other thing I could use prayer for is a spirit of depression that I have been reminding that it has no power over me. I suppose it is a lot of stressors that I have been worrying about (and I know that God is not pleased with worry), things I need to turn over to Him. So I could use prayer that this time when I turn it over to Him, I don’t grab them back.
That being said, I realize that it is time to remind myself of who I am in Christ. Pastor Don gave out this list awhile ago, and it is so good, that I am bringing it forward and sharing.
WHO AM I IN CHRIST?
1. A child of God (Romans 8:16)
And how can one be downcast when we are all this IN CHRIST.
And then I received this in an email and it made me laugh, so I thought you might enjoy a laugh.
THEME SONGS FOR BIBLICAL CHARACTERS
Noah: “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”
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