Meditation Thought: “I charge you… to preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke and exhort, be unfailing in patience, and in teaching… the time is coming when people will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths.” (2 Timothy 4:2-4)
I teach you patiently – imitate Me. First I love you, forgive you, pour my blessings upon you – and then teach you. Imitate Me. First the love, the understanding, the desire to help – then when the timing is right in the relationship – when the pupil is eager to know what you know – then the teaching can begin.
Know when to use each process of teaching: when to listen, when to contemplate, when to talk.
Seek my guidance through word and through Spirit that you may be stroking your oar in rhythm with all else concerned with the teaching. If your timing is off, then you reap little result.
There is much knowledge for you to learn before you can teach well. But do not hesitate to share what you have already learned. This practice teaching shall prepare you to be ever more effective in assimilating knowledge and in teaching it.
Do not forget your basics: Seek through Word and Spirit, right thinking, right actions, strong faith, eternal hope and determination to finish the race to be effective in your learning and teaching.
Claim Romans 8:28 when you err and when you are confused and when you are opposed.
I created you, and I created those whom you teach: cannot I also work changes in my creations whom I love? Choose to know Me, for in knowing Me, you learn of my methods, and can apply them in your life.
There is no teaching method as effective as example. You have my words and my ways recorded, you have the power of my Spirit within you – you are equipped for teaching by example: Choose to do so.
No other commitment, no other discipline, no other sacrifice of your own will shall reap the glad harvest that will result from the seeking of My Kingdom. The seeking of My Kingdom is the preparation for the harvest.
Sow the tiny seed of your faith, feed it with the Word, water it with the Spirit, keep the doubts which are weeds that would choke it away by constant prayer. If you will do these things you will rejoice at harvest time. If you will do these things, all who see you properly tending to your seed of faith will learn from you and their seeds shall benefit. And so shall My Kingdom benefit.
There is no one quite like you,
Aren’t you glad it’s so?
To be special, loved for all you are,
Is sweet and good and right.
Remember, though, to share that love,
It cannot be held up tight.
It is the rushing energy of love
that moves the world from sorrow, sin and fright
To peace of heaven, joy and praise,
bathed in Spirit’s light.