Currently, I serve God by serving the students in a nearby elementary school. My official title is Permanent Substitute. I go to school everyday and teach wherever a teacher is out or fill in where needed. Over the last year I have been the teacher of every single classroom in every single grade. As a fun and exciting bonus, I have been a nurse, office secretary, cafeteria aid, school counselor, librarian, music teacher, and PE coach. In fact, the day I taught PE, it was so last minute and unexpected that I was wearing a pencil skirt and knee high boots. I decided to turn my outfit mishap into a lesson on how we should and should not dress for PE.
We are all teachers even when it is not our official occupation. God has advised us to spread the message of salvation to the ends of the earth. There are various ways we teach lessons of God's salvation, love, and grace each and everyday. Sure, it can be in a direct conversation with another person about Jesus. However, we teach about God in other ways as well. We teach lessons as we
*Respond and react to others in conversation *Practice forgiveness *Take the time to really listen *Help meet someone's need *Practice humility *Put other's first *Make time for God *Choose what our eyes see and what our ears hear *Drive our cars on the road *Post on social media *Interact with a waiter, waitress, or sales associate *Spend our time and money
Remember this week as you go about your days that you are constantly teaching others about the love of God. When you ask God to help you as you go, no doubt, you will do an A+ job!
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God." (Colossians 3:16).