How can we maintain the Peace that Passes all Understanding?

When one works with four year olds there is never any down time. It really pays to stay a step or two ahead of them. This can be extremely tiring and mind boggling too.

I was really stressed after spending seven hours dealing with non-stop behavior issues. All the while trying to actually get some teaching done. Never mind the personal issue I have going on in my family.

I prayed about the bad attitude I had and the way I was feeling. I prayed for God to please help me be the light to those children that He wanted me to be. I felt better as I went to bed but I was still feeling bad about the ugly feeling I had and what it might have done to the children.

God spoke to me from His word the next morning when I opened my Bible to read scripture and pray for two High School students. I participate in Wall of Prayer where I read a scripture and pray for two High School students everyday to keep them covered in prayer.

The scripture was Psalm 19:14
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.”

This spoke to my heart to be sure to control the words and the tone of the words that come out of my mouth because they reflect the meditation of my heart. I must control them so they will be acceptable in the sight of the Almighty God whom I choose to serve. He is my Rock and my Redeemer whom I thank daily.

Until next time think about Romans 8:28 “We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who are called according to His purpose.

Since School started I have been busy.

I cannot believe that three weeks have passed since I last blogged.
The same title as last time could apply. When one is a teacher there is little free time because there is so much to do to prepare for each day. Add the fact that one teaches four year olds and the work is never, never ending and the energy level is drained dry each day.
I have twenty, four olds in my class. Twelve boys and eight girls. That is a lot of boy power if you ask me. But that is really okay with me because I can handle boys better than girls. Girls are too whinny.
We are practicing a technique I learned this summer in a Brain Power workshop. We take a deep breath. Wrap our arms around ourselves and say I am safe and calm as we exhale. It certainly helps me and I think the kids really do like to do it.
What a charge God has given me to spend my days with these precious souls for 180 days of the year.
Isaiah 55:8-9
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.”
I have to just remember this passage when I try to figure out what I am doing.
By the way I have two boys in my class named Isaiah.