This series of posts speaks to Christian educators so they can position themselves at the beginning of the year to have the best school year. Our first post shared how the Holy Spirit wants to be active in leading you to have the best year ever. There are three Holy Spirit-centered actions for a successful school year. Consider the following:
1. Pray in the Spirit. As you pray in your prayer language, the Holy Spirit will deliver God’s answer to the situation or challenge you are facing (1 Cor. 14). By praying in your prayer language, you will find the wisdom of God being delivered to your spirit (1 Cor. 2:6, 7). Gloria Copeland shares this encouraging word, “When you start your day praying the will of God by the Holy Spirit, many times you will have prayed already concerning the problems that you will face during the day. You will perceive an interpretation, a prompting, an impression, a word, a sentence that will enlighten you and give you the answer to the situation.” The Holy Spirit knows what the day will bring; He wants you to have great success, which you will as you tune into His leading.
2. Listen to the Holy Spirit. Tuning in to the voice of the Holy Spirit requires a commitment to spending time in the Word of God, prayer, and fellowship with the Lord. The more quality time you commit to this task, the stronger the prompting of the Holy Spirit will be, and the clearer the directions you sense in your spirit will be. You will find God’s plans unfolding as you listen to the Holy Spirit speaking to your spirit.
3. Acknowledge the work of the Holy Spirit. It is the job description of the Holy Spirit to act as your Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Counselor, Strengthener, and Standby (John 14:16, Amplified Bible). Are you willing to allow Him to fulfill His role? If so, it will be the best year ever.
Allowing Him to actively assume these roles for you increases the possibility of success in all that you face. Proverbs 16:3, Amplified Bible, says, “Roll your works upon the Lord – commit and trust them wholly to Him; [He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed.” (Classic Edition)
In our next post, we will share how to depend on the Holy Spirit to do His work, how He fosters success, and how to make Him your team teacher.
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