Soul Development and Training
Over the last few months I have been listening to talks by Dr. Michelle Anthony about Christian Education. She would shift the focus to soul training in Christian Education. Since this is the work of God alone, the teacher can at best set up conditions for the Holy Spirit to move in the life of the student. Her approach to Christian education is to equip the children to 1. know God intimately, hearing His voice of direction in their life, 2. foster a desire to obey God’s voice, and 3. encourage a dependence on the Holy Spirit to be in, of and through any act they do.
This goal reaffirms an earlier Scriptural teaching I received from the Purpose Driven series by Rick Warren, wherein he said, “Every believer needs a mission and a ministry”. It has been a blessing to me to have times of quiet reflection and worship. Then borne out of those time of prayer and refection find the exact ways God wants me to serve in the next day or two. I find that the Holy Spirit empowering the ministry activities with the Burmese makes them not a burden or taxing but a joy of overflowing energy.