I was about 7 years old, I was attending St. Michaels School in Santiago. I was there till I was 9, I think. I loved that school apart from one teacher, her name was Rosa. All I can remember was her saying “I see you, Leal”! I promise you I was not a troublesome kid, I was rather popular, I made the school football team, juniors!
Every day we had homework to do and my mother helped me every afternoon, I had to write sentences with animals names on it. So I wrote “La vaca se llama, Rosa! – “The cow is called Rose”!! I called my teacher “a Cow” and I did it in the most innocent way!!
I wish I can find something spiritually meaningful to say about this! But isn’t it true that when we are challenged instead of seeing others as God sees them we to look away? We may say things that we later may regret.
In First Church, we are declaring how God sees us, how we see ourselves and others this is from last week:
Proverbs 18:21 Life is in the power of the tongue.
I am an outrageously joyful person. My joy level is increasing daily, and I have been created to experience fullness of joy.
Even in the midst of uncertainty, I live from a place of unshakeable joy. My joy levels do not depend on circumstances or how I feel. I love to laugh out loud, and I purpose to do so frequently. I experience great joy in my life even before I see the breakthroughs I am believing for. I naturally know when to “weep with those who weep” and “rejoice with those who rejoice.” I am a carrier of infectious joy, and I release joy to others. My joy & laughter are powerful weapons of spiritual warfare and help create a breakthrough in my own life and the lives of those around me. I reject foreboding and embrace hope and joy. I am building a stronghold of joy in my life.
Backlund, Steve. Declarations: Unlocking Your Future