Providing Resources to Equip the Equippers
What is an Ephesians 4 Teacher?
The answer to this question is in Ephesians 4:11-12 NLT:
Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.
Here in this place you will find articles, resources, and encouragement designed to help you grow in grace and in the knowledge of God by preparing yourself to be the gift to the Body of Christ God created you to be.
The Importance of Spending Quiet Time With God
Our relationship with God is the most important thing in the life of a Christian. And we, as teachers, should have this a our first priority because we teach from from revelation not just information. Our relationship with Holy Spirit determines the quality and the depth of what we have to give to our students. If we have received nothing from God, we have nothing to give! We must be always listening for His Voice and His instruction. Holy Spirit is the teacher!
“It is vitally important to remember that no matter what gifts or talents you think you have, the Holy Spirit is the Teacher, and if you don’t allow Him to teach, you have failed in your assignment.”
Time spent with God is an honor, a privilege, and a necessity for those who would be His vessels to pour out the words of life to the Body of Christ. Look at what Jeremiah said about this:
Then [with a deep longing] you will seek Me and require Me [as a vital necessity] and [you will] find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13 AMP
Notice the words God uses to describe the way our hearts should desire Him!!! Deep longing, seek, require, vital necessity, search, with all your heart. Teachers must be zealous for His Presence!!!
I found an excellent article about the benefits of spending quiet time with God and I have included the link below. I really appreciate it because it gives us Scriptures to meditate on and to encourage us as we press into this discipline.