Dear TLS Community,
For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants and My blessing on your offspring. (Isaiah 44:3)
Energy. We had it when we first started working and we may have even had it when we woke up this morning, fresh as a daisy and ready to start the day. But a lot happens during the day to wear us down. Just maintaining all the necessary functions in a School with hundreds of little captive bodies for 7 hours a day, five days a week is enough to weaken anyone’s energy and enthusiasm.
So how do we regain it? Did you know the English word for ‘enthusiasm’ comes from a Greek phrase meaning ‘God within’? I didn’t. And Google continues to tell me that the passion and energy for everyday trials has to come from the Lord, because He’s the only limitless source. We were designed to need God within us in order to function at our peak.
It has been a really busy time at Faith Lutheran College as we come together with an Early Learning Centre, a Primary School and a Secondary School. The changes for the TLS Campus in particular have been quite an adjustment. Picking up a new parent and student data system and finance system, as well as consider both Year 7 and Year 6 students finishing at this campus at the end of 2018. Ensuring they are both ready for life in a new Middle School environment. What an opportunity, but yes it can be exhausting some days. We need to remember to look after ourselves and each other.
More from Google which I liked and want to share – Think of yourself as a sponge, trying to clean up the dirty world we live in. Just as a sponge must be filled with water to be effective, so we have to be filled with the living water of God. Satiated. We can’t just soak up enough for ourselves – we have to be filled to overflowing. It’s the only way we’ll have enough to spread around.
A sponge will dry out if it spends too much time out of water. It becomes useless for anything except collecting surface dirt. It’s no longer capable of any powerful change to the environment around it. Likewise, we require a continual refreshing, to be dipped back into the source as often as possible. Each time we are immersed in living water, we are purified and prepared for the next challenge.
Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'” But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive…” (John 7:37-39).
Blessings for the coming week,