August 30, 2020

Sunday Devotional With Mr.E: All That You Need


Across the country many art educators are teaching their students virtually because of Covid19. It is an interesting and challenging time, but art teachers are resilient, creative, and resourceful individuals. There are many "issues" that art teachers face: internet, technology, district plans, re-imagining dissemination of curriculum...etc.  With all of these real struggles, one of the largest challenges we face is that students do not have the necessary supplies. Basic materials such as paper and crayons can not be found in some of our students' homes.  Our classrooms were a place where they had all that they needed to explore the opportunities we provided for them.  It was a safe place that could meet their needs and provide a foundation for success. Many educators are trying to find a way to get their students all that they need so they can do great work in the midst of a not so great situation.  


And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, 

having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

2 Corinthians 9:8   


If you grew up in the church, you might have heard the saying "Where God guides...He provides!".   Someone may have been asked to teach Sunday school, sing a solo in the choir, go on a mission trip, help with the food kitchen...or a number of other situations.  Stress, worry, doubt, feelings of inadequacy, lack of time, financial issues can all weigh on the individual even when the are faced with a "good" thing.  The feelings are real. However, as we see in 2 Corinthians 9:8....God is going to meet our needs so that we can do those things He has called us to do. We may still have some doubt and anxiety, but when we trust the Lord...we will experience that he is good & faithful. 

You will see that you have all that you need to do all that he has called you to do. 


  1. Thank you! I believe this message!

  2. Thank you! You have pointed me right to the scripture I needed to claim today as I embark on a new school year I feel so ill equipped to navigate. Resting in the Lord is not so easy to do when we are all trying to gain control in a situation we have no control over. As it feels like all the good things we know about teaching and learning are thrown out the window, I know the God I serve is constant and He will provide all that I need, to do what he has given me the opportunity to do.