Secrets to a Successful Year
Dr. Dennis Demuth

Secrets to a Successful Year

Part 2: Depend on the Holy Spirit to Do His Work
Jesus, upon speaking of His departure from this earth to be with His Father in Heaven, said, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you (John 16:7).
Success as a Christian teacher in a Christian school is enhanced when the Holy Spirit is let out of the lunch box and allowed to do the work for which He was sent.
The Holy Spirit Fosters Success
Activating the release of the work of the Holy Spirit depends on asking (Luke 11:13). The Word says that when you ask in His Name (John 14:14), and according to His will (1 John 5:14), you are going to get an answer. Ask the Holy Spirit to cultivate success in your classroom. Consider the following actions that the Holy Spirit can perform in your classroom.
1.  Getting God's creative ability to flow (Gal. 5:22‑25

2.  Quickening our understanding (1 Cor. 2:9‑15; Isa. 11:3)

3.  Causing old things to pass away (1 Cor. 5:17)

4.  Working His good pleasure (Phil. 2:13)

5.  Facilitating teaching and making learning happen (1 John 2:20‑27)

6.  Transmitting the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:30)

7.       Receiving thoughts of God (Col. 2:3; 1 Cor. 2:10)

8.  Revealing hidden secrets (Col. 1:27)

9.  Teaching all things (John 14:26)

10. Guiding into all truth (John 16:13)

11. Doing abundant things (Eph. 5:10)

12. Restoring joy (Ps. 51:12)

13. Encouraging us to exercise power over rulers of darkness Eph. 6:12)

14. Convicting of righteousness and judgment (John 16:8)

15. Helping us overcome reproach (1 Peter 4:14)

16. Reinforcing freedom from bondage (Rom. 8:5)

17. Directing or forbidding actions (Acts 13:2; 16:7)

18. Giving grace to succeed (2 Cor. 1:12)

19. Protecting and strengthening (Isa. 41:10‑11)

  1. Helps us pray when we just can't (Rom. 8:26)

Consider the Holy Spirit as Your Team Teacher
Invite the presence of the Holy Spirit into every classroom, every period, to work with you on your objectives. Invoke His presence and His working. Ask that He help bring understanding, and to help you teach and the students to learn.

As you and the Holy Spirit work together to teach them the same lesson, your effectiveness will be enhanced and learning will take place. Reinforce the learning that has taken place by asking students to place in their own words what they have learned and to thank the Holy Sprit for His help.