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Wednesday, 23rd March, 2022

Bible Reading: Ephesians 4: 1-3

Memory VerseFor we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)

Credence to the works of Gbenga Adebambo. Character education fosters the development of moral and ethical citizens by the teaching of good values. Educators have special roles to play in creating kind, compassionate citizens with a strong moral compass. Steven Covey said, “Purely intellectual development without commensurate internal character development makes as much sense as putting a high-powered sports car in the hands of a teenager who is high on drugs.  Yet all too often in the academic world, that’s exactly what we do by not focusing on the character development of young people.”  Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States of America once said, “Nothing can stop the man with the right character from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong character”. Your degree certificate is just a piece of paper, your education is seen in your behaviour, attitude and character. One thing graduates need to understand is that your employer is employing you and not your certificate! No matter how educated, talented, connected or rich you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all. Elon Musk said, “My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality (character). I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.” Theodore Roosevelt must not be left behind. He once said, “To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” You cannot hope to build a better world without improving individuals. Now more than ever, educators shouldn’t just teach content, they must also teach morals, ethics and cultivate empathy and mindfulness in every student. Most times people don’t really buy what you have but who you are! Can you be trusted?  Do people see you as being honest? Can people hold on to your words and promises? Do you show up on time for meetings? Do you have a signature of excellence on what you do? How do you handle provocations? How do your handle people with different point of views from yours? It is actually a waste of education when you are not open to see things from other people’s point of view.

Quote:  Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education  – Martin Luther KingJr.

Prophetic Decree:  May the fire of the Holy Ghost purge your character, in Jesus name.

Prayer Focus

1. Thank you Father for always pruning me unto a better image of Christ Jesus.

2. I break the stronghold of negative habits in my life, in Jesus name.

3. O Lord, open my eyes to all the character defects in my life, in Jesus name.

4. I close every door I have opened to the enemy for affliction and oppression due to my character defect, in Jesus name.

5. Holy Spirit, mould me continously into the image of Christ, in Jesus name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:  Joshua 1-4

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