Teacher needs prayer.
Here’s what she wrote to her Pray-ers: “Dear Friends, I have the exciting opportunity to substitute in a k4 classroom this week. However, the classroom is very needy with lots of difficult kids. It is totally of Jesus how this all came up. Anyhoo, please pray for peace to come over this classroom as I’m teaching. For me to bring the atmosphere of the Kingdom to this small little place. I will be teaching Tuesday through Friday and will need your prayers for strength and to be able to love these little ones. There are 3 that are super difficult. Thanks for praying. I’ll let you know how it goes…”
Here’s what I wrote back. Love for any reading this to join me in praying for her this week:
“Excited to pray. You’re a miracle-needy lady, Nancy [not her real name], so it makes sense you would be recruiting prayer for a string of miracles this week, and the BIGgest miracle of all, would be if Jesus so captures your heart and imagination throughout the week, that you are aware of Him living His life within you, instead of Nancy trying desperately to live the Jesus life. So each time you feel stress, pressure, you will know that this is Nancy trying to live the Jesus life, but each time you feel a peace that makes no sense, because of a curiosity and expectancy to see what Jesus does next, in you and through you, you’ll know a miracle is happening. Now, pay attention: if you are ever irritated with yourself when you catch yourself trying to live the Jesus life, you are not loving/accepting yourself unconditionally, but are filled with self-contempt for your failure to perform like you willfully wanted. Jesus is never ever contemptful/irritated/angry about your failure: only ProudNancy. Count on me to be praying daily for a string of miracles, and especially that Nancy will be extending grace to herself when she fails. Now this is LIFE, Nancy. This is FUN. No pressure on Nancy. Nancy’s performance in the classroom is not Nancy’s problem, or Nancy’s job. Jesus’ problem, and Jesus’ job. :)”
–DumbSheepDave, having the time of his life because folks pray
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