My name is Emma, and I’ve seemingly managed to listen to a late night brain fart and join the blogging trend. Now what was I thinking, joining the hipster fad of social media story telling?
In just under a month I’ll be embarking on the wonderful (if slightly scary) journey of my final year internship for high school teaching. In the past, I’ve struggled to focus on the sovereignty of Christ in my teaching career. I tend to treat placements as an okay time to slack off from my relationship with Jesus, as long as I ‘show’ him in my classroom. Not only is this pretty immature, there is a great risk as I jump into an entire school term rather than a measly few weeks. I hope by documenting the ins and outs over the next few months will encourage me to contemplate Christ more in the midst of stress, planning and tears.
So why the name “Education in Living Water”?
Well, I hope that my teaching career will always be rooted in the response to Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross, however, I feel that internship will offer new (terrifying), and exciting chances to engage and grow in my relationship with Christ; provided I don’t take the lazy path away, but rather the one God calls us to in Romans 12:2:
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.