ENCOURAGEMENT FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS FOR THE 2015 SCHOOL YEAR

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS

FOR THE 2015 SCHOOL YEAR

 

TO THE STUDENTS

STUDENTS, MAXIMIZE YOUR EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY

STUDENTS – MAXIMIZE YOUR EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY

 

BE ENCOURAGED TO:

Study your work every day

Treat your teachers, administrators, custodial staff and fellow students with respect

Understand and keep foremost in your minds that main reason you are at school is to learn

Do not hang out with anyone who will pull you away from what you know is right and hinder your success

Encourage your peers to do well and behave well

Never be afraid to ask questions

Take advantage of available extra classes and get involved in at least one extra-curricular activity

Set personal goals, aim high and stay focused

 

 

TO THE TEACHERS

TEACHERS WE APPRECIATE YOU!

 TEACHERS – KNOW FROM THE START THAT WE APPRECIATE YOU!

 

BE ENCOURAGED TO:

Teach with precision, purpose and passion

Encourage your students to maximize their abilities and soar

Acknowledge and praise all progress no matter how big or small

Choose to be the change you want to see – your actions will speak louder than any words you may say

Handle “problem students” with firmness, compassion, and care; remember there’s a story behind every story

Ensure you know your limits and take mini breaks to de-stress if you feel tempted to explode

Remember you have a strong, potentially life-altering influence on your students so use it well

Support each other when the going gets tough

 

 

TO THE STUDENTS & THE TEACHERS

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!”

(Proverbs 3:5-7 – The Message Bible)

HAVE A PRODUCTIVE, ENJOYABLE, ENRICHING, SUCCESSFUL 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR!

Blessings to all!

Kim

 

Copyright © 2015 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

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A BACK TO SCHOOL PRAYER FOR OUR STUDENTS & TEACHERS FOR 2015-2016

A BACK TO SCHOOL PRAYER FOR OUR STUDENTS & TEACHERS FOR 2015-2016

FATHER WE PLACE OUR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS BEFORE YOU

FATHER WE NEED YOU!

 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the opportunity of another school year, a new beginning, a clean page, a fresh start.

Give our students and teachers a mind to work hard and the will, courage and grace to do well as they aim for excellence. Help them to make the most of each opportunity presented, and to put their best foot forward no matter the circumstance.

When things get difficult, grant them a spirit of perseverance to push through and not give up. May their faith not fail in times of trial, but indeed grow stronger. May they know that You are their God, their very present help in times of trouble even in the academic arena.

Cover our students and teachers in the precious blood of Jesus. Bless, keep and protect them. Shield them from all harm and danger and let your warring angels encamp around them and guard them in all of their ways.

Grant them discernment to see, and strategies to foil the plans of the enemy and to avoid every trap set by him. Help them not to be deceived by any doctrine, philosophy, or trend that tries to exalt itself above the Truth of Your Word; even if exposed to their minds, may it not enter their hearts. Let the Truth of Your Word always reign in their innermost being.

Help our students and teachers to work in an atmosphere of unity and cooperation. Should disagreement or conflict arise, empower peacemakers and ministers of reconciliation to move speedily and wisely to restore peace, harmony and order. May there be no room for violence or abuse on any level.

Strengthen and comfort those students and teachers who are coming from homes or personal situations filled with strife and trauma. Strengthen and comfort those who are secretly hurting and broken within, but still have to show up, focus, and do their duties.

Touch these students and teachers like only You can. By your grace, enable them to work well in spite of their situations. Intervene on their behalf. Minister to their needs seen and unseen. Let them know Your love and presence in a special way.

Father, remind each student and teacher of their responsibility to represent You well as Ambassadors of Your Kingdom. Let Your power and anointing rest upon them making them distinct and different, demonstrating godly character and principles.

Remind them that they are salt and light on their school campuses with an assignment to advance your Kingdom and influence those in their environment for Your honor and glory. May lives be changed, hearts transformed and your plans and purposes established as they obey Your will.

Father, thank You for all that You did during the past school years, known and unknown, and thank You in advance for what You will do in this 2015-2016 school year. We ask and pray these things in no other name but the mighty Name of Jesus, amen.

 

“WE NEED YOU LORD” – JONATHAN BUTLER

 

Copyright © 2015 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

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BACK TO SCHOOL HAIKU

BACK TO SCHOOL HAIKU

 

PERSPECTIVE IMPACTS OUTCOME

PERSPECTIVE IMPACTS OUTCOME!

 

summer’s in the tomb

school year’s in the womb

mourn or rejoice

 

“To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven:..”

(Ecclesiastes 3:1 – Amplified Bible)

 

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HOW DO I SEND MY CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL WHEN…….

HOW DO I SEND MY CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL WHEN……

SCHOOL WILL SOON OPEN -  BE PREPARED AND PRAYERFUL!

SCHOOL WILL SOON OPEN – BE PREPARED AND BE PRAYERFUL!

With the end of August fast approaching, many parents worry about the prospect of sending their children back to school.

Some of the questions that run deep inside are:

How do I send my children back to school in a world where random shootings occur in educational institutions at any level, anywhere, anytime for any reason?

How do I send my children back to school in a world where kids glorify insulting and putting each other down, bullying is an ever-present threat, and academic failure a badge of the “in crowd”?

How do I send my children back to school in a world where seemingly more and more teachers indiscriminately take frustrations out on students, show obvious favoritism and conduct their job as if it were a necessary evil?

How do I send my children back to school in a world where systems exalt school reputation over student well-being, promote and enforce policies that dishonor God, and administrators shamelessly fight for professional brownie points?

How do  you send your children back to school in the midst of these are very real, troubling and complex issues?

As a Believer, some key things you can do are as follows:

  • Ask God for His wisdom and guidance daily
  • Make it a personal priority to continuously put the Word in your children
  • Teach them what is right and wrong in the eyes of the Lord
  • Tell  them that God is with them to protect them and help them in every situation they meet
  • Let them know that their educational opportunity is a gift from God so it is their responsibility to do their best to make the most of it
  • Actively support and encourage them however you can
  • Soak them in prayer, praying both for and with them
  • Stand and believe that God will protect, lead, guide, favor, and enable them to navigate safely through the school year and help them find good success.
  • Pray regularly for the teachers, staff and administrators of their school

I originally posted the following prayer/declaration on August 14th, 2010 and have re-posted it every year since.

As the new school year approaches, I feel the need to re-post it again this year as a prayer for our children as they return to school.

Be encouraged to not just read the prayer, but to join your faith with other Believers and pray it, not only for your own children if you have children, but for every child the Lord lays upon your heart no matter where they are in the world.

Shalom!

Kim

A PRAYER/DECLARATION AS OUR CHILDREN, OUR PRECIOUS HERITAGE OF THE LORD RETURN TO SCHOOL

In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we declare that every assignment of the enemy over our children’s lives is cancelled and that no weapon formed against them shall prosper.

We cover them in the blood of Jesus from the crown of their heads to the soles of their feet and request warring angels of the Lord to encamp around them and to protect them from all harm and danger.

In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we cast down every high thing that would try to exalt itself against the knowledge of God that our children possess.

We declare that the Word of God is hidden in their hearts and that it is a lamp unto their feet and a light unto their path, continuously guiding their decisions and ordering their steps wherever they go and whatever they face.

In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we declare that our children have a mind to work and that the spirit of excellence rests upon them, influencing their academic performance and behavior.

We declare that they submit to the rules and regulations of their schools and obey the instruction of those in authority over them as long as our children do not violate the Word.

In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we declare that our children are highly favored of God and that this divine favor positively affects their relations with their school administrators, teachers and fellow students.

We declare that our children establish friendships with children who positively influence their minds, bodies, souls, and spirits, and encourage and support their academic, social and spiritual development.

In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we declare that the Spirit of the living God rests upon our children, making them distinct and different in a positive way.

We declare that by the anointing of God, our children demonstrate godly character and principles—that they are salt and light on their school campuses and that God’s plans and purposes are advanced in and through them.

In our authority as the Body of Christ, we declare these things in accordance with the principles of the Word of God and by faith believe and agree that these things are so to the honor and glory of God in Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

Copyright © 2014 by Kim, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

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Related Posts:

 

https://unwalled.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/a-prayer-for-the-protection-of-our-school-children/

https://unwalled.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/schools-opening-get-motivated/

SCHOOL’S OPENING! – GET MOTIVATED!

SCHOOL’S OPENING! – GET MOTIVATED!

 

SCHOOL'S OPENING - GET MOTIVATED

SCHOOL’S OPENING – GET MOTIVATED!

 

Hi students!

In countries all over the world it’s back to school time!

Here’s some motivation to help you have a successful school year.

 

S

Study and work hard

C

Choose friends wisely

H

Have a positive attitude

O

Obey the rules

O

Open your mind to learn

L

Lean on the Lord for help

 

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!”

(Proverbs 3:5-7 – The Message Bible)

 

“Don’t panic. I’m with you.
    There’s no need to fear for I’m your God.
I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you.
    I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.”

(Isaiah 41:10 – The Message Bible)

 

Listen and get motivated with Donnie McClurkin’s song “Yes You Can”

 

 

“I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].”

(Philippians 4: 13 – Amplified Bible)

 

Remember that your education is a God-given opportunity to help you expand your knowledge, grow as a person and develop your gifts, talents and abilities.

It is an important part of being equipped for success in life.

Embrace it! – Don’t waste it!

 

God bless you!

Kim

 

Copyright © 2013 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

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Video “Yes You Can” – by Donnie McClurkin courtesy of Mackenzie Norton  http://www.youtube.com