You would agree that every parent depends on their child’s teacher to teach them; likewise, every administrator depends on teachers to do their job. To be successful as teachers and administrators, we must rely on the Holy Spirit to do His work.
Jesus, as He spoke of His departure from this earth to be with His Father in Heaven, said, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you (John 16:7, KJV).
Having the best year is facilitated when the Holy Spirit is let out of the lunch box and allowed to do the work for which He was sent. Part of His work is to foster a successful school year.
Activating the release of the work of the Holy Spirit depends on asking (Luke 11:13. NIV). The Word says that when you ask in His Name (John 14:14, NIV), and according to His will (1 John 5:14, NIV), you are going to get an answer.
Actions of the Holy Spirit. Ask the Holy Spirit to cultivate success in your classroom. Consider the following activities that the Holy Spirit can perform in your classroom.
1. Getting God’s creative ability to flow (Gal. 5:22‑25)
2. Quickening our understanding (1 Cor. 2:9‑15; Isa. 11:3)
3. Causing old things to pass away (1 Cor. 5:17)
4. Working His good pleasure (Phil. 2:13)
5. Facilitating teaching and making learning happen (1 John 2:20‑27)
6. Transmitting the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:30)
7. Receiving thoughts of God (Col. 2:3; 1 Cor. 2:10)
8. Revealing hidden secrets (Col. 1:27)
9. Teaching all things (John 14:26)
10. Guiding into all truth (John 16:13)
11. Doing abundant things (Eph. 5:10)
12. Restoring joy (Ps. 51:12)
13. Encouraging us to exercise power over rulers of darkness (Eph. 6:12)
14. Convicting of righteousness and judgment (John 16:8)
15. Helping us overcome reproach (1 Peter 4:14)
16. Reinforcing freedom from bondage (Rom. 8:5)
17. Directing or forbidding actions (Acts 13:2; 16:7)
18. Giving grace to succeed (2 Cor. 1:12)
19. Protecting and strengthening (Isa. 41:10‑11)
20. Helps us pray when we just can’t (Rom. 8:26)
The Holy Spirit as Your Team Teacher. Finally, consider the Holy Spirit as your team teacher. Invite the presence of the Holy Spirit into every classroom, every period, to work with you on your objectives. Invoke His presence and His working. Ask that He help bring understanding and help you to teach and the students to learn.
As you and the Holy Spirit work together to teach the same lesson, your effectiveness will be enhanced, and learning will occur.
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