Two-Way Communication

A new school year has started and I am excitedly planning lessons that I hope will have a positive impact on student learning. However, students will not be the only ones learning. I glean much from the students when I truly listen during our conversations and carefully read their responses on assignments and surveys. Because communication is not one-directional, I am a better teacher when I tweak lessons based on what I learn about the students’ needs and interests.

Similarly, I want to ensure that prayer time is not one directional communication with me just rattling off all my concerns and desires. I grow in my faith and better understand Christ’s love for me as I read Scripture and pray Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground! (Psalm 143:10).

This month’s featured devotion at is “Waiting.” Take time to read it and find many verses of Scripture communicating comfort to you even as you cry out to Him in prayer.

Tiffany Harkins