I feel so privileged to have received an education in which I could see God in each subject. As the years went by, each day my thirst for knowledge increased as well as my love for God. I saw a transformation in my life through my education.
I have always loved teaching. From my childhood until the present, it has been part of the fabric of my being. Looking back, I can see how God’s providential hand has guided, prepared and trained me.
Education was very important in my family so I studied and got the proper degrees to be able to teach. I combined my Christian faith with the secular approach to teaching. Even with a college education, most of what I used day-to-day came from observing the master teacher God had put into my life.
In the public school system I was often frustrated when it was at odds with my faith. When we moved to Europe, I left the public schools behind and began to teach in a Christian Education setting. There I had more freedom to express godly principles in my lessons. I remember asking God to reveal His principles to me.
God answered my prayers in so many ways. First, He led us to a special school where every subject was based on principles in the word of God. It was there that my secular ideas about education were challenged. I saw how mixing the secular and sacred brought confusion. God began retraining my thinking about education.
The journey has been long and I am still learning. At Christian Heritage School I have the freedom to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in and through my lessons. Instead of a “one-size-fits-all” lesson, God has helped me see that my students are unique individuals that learn differently. It is a challenge to meet their individual needs but almost every day God pours His creative ideas into my heart and brings teaching resources into my hands. When I put Him first He promises to add all the things my students and I need. (Matthew 6:33) These days I feel a lot like Eric Liddell in the movie “Chariots of Fire.” He said that God had made him fast and when he ran he felt God’s pleasure. I know how it feels to have the joy of teaching and when I teach, I feel His pleasure.
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