Learning from Jesus:Message 4

As a English Language Arts teacher, I get to teach young people how to become better writers. I get the opportunity to take them through the writing process of brainstorming ideas, creating their first draft, and then revising and editing to get them to their final draft. Throughout this process I am also teaching them how to tie their ideas together, while honing in on grammar, spelling and sentence structure. Everything I do is an effort to make their stories better.

Isn’t this what Jesus was doing as he traveled about making improvements in the lives of whomever he met? He was on a mission to make their life-stories better. Think about it, when he healed someone of a sickness, or taught them principles they could apply to their lives, he was making their stories better. Throughout the Gospels, you can clearly see he was doing things to improve the lives of people.

Friends, this is part of the pattern he left for us. When we take positive actions towards our kids, we are making their lives better. We are equipping them with the skills that are necessary for their future. Therefore, we are making their life-stories better. Honestly, when I step into my classroom and teach some of my young boys who are always in the principal’s office–I have this on my mind. I want their story to be different. I want to give them skills that will land them in college or a a job, and not in prison. I want to make their stories better!

So, as you go about your teaching journey, remember the pattern Jesus left for us and the power that you have at your fingertips. For every one of your students, you have the power to make their stories better! Blessings as you continue to make their life-stories better!

In Love,

MLB

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I am a wife, mother of three, poet, author, teacher, and speaker. The first ministry God has given me started at home with my husband of 27 years. We have grown up together and become dear friends over the years. The Lord added three kids to the ministry, Elijah, Nehemiah and Amaziah. They have blessed us beyond measure in so many ways. We pray that we will be examples of the kingdom who they will want to always follow. In addition to family ministry, for the last 20 years I have taught Language Arts in private, public and home school settings. Throughout my years of teaching, God has given me a sincere heart for teachers. Therefore, I am on a divine mission to help the world appreciate and support teachers. It is an honor for me to encourage teachers by using the knowledge, skills, love of poetry, experience as a teacher that the Lord has given and match it with wisdom from the master teacher, Jesus Christ. I had the privilege to express some of this wisdom in my book entitled, “The Unforgettable Teacher’s Journey.” In this book I write about the truth of the miraculous ministry of Jesus to encourage and inspire teachers in their journey. Each chapter paints a beautiful picture of how the journey of a teacher is remarkably similar to the ministry of Jesus. Teachers will be inspired by the eloquently crafted biblical truths as well as the peaceful poetry that is strategically positioned throughout this book. I pray that all that I do, whether in family or public ministry, be a blessing to those who hear it!

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