The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me. Psalm 116:5-6, NIV

Grace can be defined as God’s riches at Christ’s expense. He paid it all. He gave it all.

As Christian educators, we need to keep that gift foremost in our mind each and every day as we cross the threshold of our schools. As we interact with colleagues and students, inevitable conflicts will arise—many times over temporary and insignificant issues. But we can keep the big picture in mind. How does this affect eternity? Will it even matter tomorrow? Instead of being quick to speak and possibly saying something we will regret, we can pray and seek to extend grace. It doesn’t mean look the other way. It means ask for His righteousness and grace to solve the conflict in a way that will be pleasing to Him.

Lord, I praise You for the grace that You allow me to walk in and receive. Today, help me to choose to walk in that grace as I interact with those around me and seek to solve conflict in my classroom.

Copyright Karen Seddon.

Karen is the Florida Director for Christian Educators and the author of several books encouraging educators in prayer.

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  1. I’m a special Ed teacher in a clinical day treatment program in CT.
    I have a Spanish Instructional Assistant in class who doesn’t speak English well.
    She has a heart of gold!
    With that said, it’s a struggle each and every day communicating with her. Add to that the day to day emotions that come with working with oppositional defiant/emotionally disabled students (6) and my stress comes out throughout the day in facial expressions, tone of voice and lack of patience.
    Today’s scripture is on my pocket index card and ready for reference…thank you!

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