Show Notes

Prepare to embark into the depths of faith as we delve into the transformative power of prayer and reading in our connection with God. Join us on the Teacher Edition Podcast as we explore the reasons why we often neglect these essential practices and the profound benefits that await those who make time for them.

In this thought-provoking episode, we uncover the barriers that hinder us from prioritizing prayer and reading, from the ceaseless busyness of life to the relentless distractions that vie for our attention. Yet, amidst the chaos, carving out time for personal devotion brings life-changing impact.

Discover the importance of establishing a set time and place, creating a sanctuary where you can talk with God. Unearth the significance of following Jesus’ example of morning and night prayer, as our guest Rand Hummel shares his own practices and the profound impact they have had on his spiritual journey.

Journey with us as we unravel the depth and power of the Lord’s Prayer, a model for prayer that reminds us of the One we address and the sincerity and dependence with which we should approach Him. Experience the awe-inspiring truth of Jesus’ ongoing intercession for believers and the anticipation that stirs within us to one day be united with God in heaven.

In a fast-paced society, mindful prayer becomes an arduous challenge. Explore the transformative power of being present, of thoughtfully engaging in communication withGod, amidst the clamor of our daily lives.

Prepare to be inspired as Rand shares his personal struggle to know God and how he acquired a taste for God’s Word through the study of Psalms. Witness the profound impact teachers can have on young hearts and minds, as we tackle the question of supporting students in developing their own devotional lives. Discover the importance of intentionality, modeling good habits, and providing resources that inspire a lifelong habit of spending time with God.

But the journey does not end there. It is a call to action, a plea to prioritize our relationship with God, to ignite the flame of devotion within our hearts, and to use our positions as educators to make a resounding impact in the world.

Are you ready to embark on this transformative quest? Tune in to the Teacher Edition Podcast today, and kindle the fire of devotion, deepen your connection with God, and embrace a life that radiates His love and grace to all.

About Our Guest

Rand Hummel

Rand Hummel is best known for his camp ministry, The Wilds, and his ministry to teens. He serves at The Wilds Christian Camp and Conference Center in Brevard, NC for 30 years. After that, he was the director of the Wilds of New England from 2009-2022. Currently he is serving as the Vice President of the Wilds, Inc. He has served as an adjunct professor in a number of Christian Colleges and earned an honorary doctorate degree in 2002. He has a great sense of humor and passionately serves the Lord. He has authored many devotional books and hosts his own daily meditations podcast. He and his wife, Amber, have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren!

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