5 Biblical Ways to Prepare for the School Year Well

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5 Biblical Ways to Prepare for the School Year Well

The time of summer break has come and gone. The memories made at the swimming pool, parks, and zoos will now last forever. Whether you have a kindergartner or a college freshmen, the school year is quickly approaching. We can look at God’s word to learn ways to prepare well for the school year.

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One of the most difficult reoccurring struggles in life is balancing a schedule. Sometimes August can feel like the calendar is filling up at overwhelming speeds. This is why it is so important to sit down and prioritize.

Consider having a family meeting of what you want the year to look like. Talk as a group about what has worked well and what hasn’t. Decide personally what your goals for yourself are in helping you to become more devoted to the Lord and serving Him in the best possible ways. Think about what friendships and programs you desire to invest in further. Set healthy boundaries and write down your hopes for accountability. Now is the best time to do the prep work for schedule success. Then, when you do get overbooked, you will know where your limits are and can pull back to a better rhythm.

Back to school can be a very self-focused time. It can be easy to get caught up in the cutest binders and trendy dorm room furniture. However, this is a time when many families struggle to afford the items needed on teacher lists. There are many wonderful programs and ministries set up to help feed school kids and provide backpacks and other school supplies so that they can have the same wonderful experiences. Instead of purchasing the fanciest lunch boxes and pens, consider setting aside some of your supplies budget to help another.

Now is the time to get ready for all that God has in store. It is the moment to prepare well and to seek the Lord in every area. We can coast until school hits us out of nowhere, or we can ease our way into the first semester with confidence. When we effectively prepare our hearts, minds, bodies, schedules and pockets for the upcoming school year, we will be ready for the ministry that is at hand. We will be alert and aware to take on the opportunities the Lord is going to lay out before us. Whether you are a parent or a student, consider preparing well for the school year.

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Emma DanzeyEmma Danzey’s mission in life stems from Ephesians 3:20-21, inspiring young women to embrace the extraordinary. One of her greatest joys is to journey with the Lord in His Scriptures. She is wife to Drew for over two years and mom to baby Graham. Drew and Emma serve with Upstate CRU college ministry in South Carolina. Emma is an avid writer for Salem Web Network and provides articles on the Bible, life questions, and on the Christian lifestyle. Her article on Interracial Marriage was the number 1 viewed article on Crosswalk for the year 2021. All the glory to the Lord! She had the joy of hosting Her Many Hats podcast where she explored the many roles that women play while serving One God. Most recently, Emma has released her first Bible Study Book, Wildflower: Blooming Through Singleness.

Emma enjoys singing/songwriting, fitness classes, trying new recipes, home makeover shows, and drinking tea! During her ministry career, Emma recorded two worship EP albums, founded and led Polished Conference Ministries, ran the Refined Magazine, and served in music education for early childhood. Emma also had the privilege of having been a national spokesperson for Mukti Mission based out of India. Mukti has been working to restore shattered lives in India for over 120 years. You can view her articles through her blog at emmadanzey.wordpress.com and check out her Bible Study videos on Instagram @Emmadanzey.