Faith & Life
There are few higher callings than the privilege to speak into the lives of students in this age. We live in a world that tries to define truth through desire, feeling, or anything that is contrary to what God’s Word says. As I teach students history, reading, or math, I believe that it is my duty to teach them where they can find truth, especially God’s Word. As I teach them, it is also my calling to love them and pray for them (Love mandate). If I don’t back up my words with actions, my students will find them empty and void. Nothing would break my heart more than to know that my students heard God’s Word in my classroom, but never felt its power.
One of my grandest heart’s desires is for my students to be confident in their purpose here on earth. Before I had a personal relationship with Christ, I struggled to see the purpose behind my actions and circumstances, and it left me feeling hopeless. When I found Jesus, my eyes were open to my specific callings and ultimate purpose (Mission mandate). I believe that God made each student with uniquely different gifts and talents. I pray that they will see their gifts as a way to give back to God (Image mandate). Our calling to make disciples is something that I want to live out and teach my students to live out.
I am so thankful to call NorthPointe Christian School my home. The challenge set before me is to incorporate Biblical truths and mandates into my teaching every single day. I cannot do this on my own, so I choose daily to rely on Christ. He always shows up in my weakness. Even if my students do not remember me, I hope that they will always remember that they are created with a purpose and that they were “equipped to impact the world for Jesus Christ” during their time at Northpointe. To God be the glory! Amen