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A Devotion for Teachers for the week of May 20, 2018
A Message From Dr. Wyrick
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AS LONG AS THERE IS LIFE, THERE IS HOPE AND VALUE
Ecclesiastes 9:4 Anyone who is among the living has hope--even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!
Do you ever feel that there is no hope for you or possibly no hope for one of your students? This Bible verse reminds us that where there is life, there is hope. As the school year winds down, we realize that the productive school days are almost gone. Our accomplishments seem small; we wish we could have done more. The students we did not reach, and the students who never cared seem to haunt our memories. Our victories seem insignificant. STOP! LISTEN! As long as there is life "It ain"t over."
God grants life for a "purpose." He has a purpose for your existence. Your place of employment and/or job assignment may change through the years, but you will always have a "purpose." We need to discover God’s purpose in each day and pursue it with all our might. Too often we seek the "big picture" before we begin the puzzle. But often God asks us to place each piece of our puzzle before Him daily, and He will bring the big picture into focus in His time.
Only God knows who the Lions will be. His purposes are valued differently than man values things. Let the Word of God dwell in you richly. Turn from your self-centered thinking to God-centered thinking and leave the final results to God. Set God's work and His love as your goal and press toward it with all your might. Only in eternity will you know how valuable yesterday was in His Kingdom and what today's plans will accomplish. Live today to its fullest. The secret to success is purpose and perseverance. God will lead you if you will follow.
Dear God, Help me to persevere. I choose to not be weary in well doing. I will run the race with patience. Thank you for life and purpose. Lead me down your good path planned for me (Psalms. 16:11; 27:11).