The Devotion: Genesis 1:27-28 ESV
Published on October 4, 2021
This morning I woke up with several young people on my mind. I saw their faces and asked The Lord why I was seeing them. As I placed my head back on my pillow, I waited and listened. Nurture them! (Care for and encourage the growth and development of) This word is actually a part of our school mission statement. It is often quoted! Then I heard In my mind what are you going to do about it? The word YOU was spelled with people! God has raised certain people up for a particular task.
Each of us has a gift call and an anointing to do what He has placed us in a space to do…but the task to nurture will take a collective collaborative effort infused by the power of The Holy Spirit and not just rhetoric and aesthetics. We often talk about something with polished slogans and beautiful pictures, but God is concerned with us walking out His vision and purpose in the earth and in our case our sphere of influence.
So my brothers and sisters were and with whom has God placed you? Pray together Plan together and Be Productive. While in a garden that God had grown everything He placed them! It is we thing!
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful (productive)and multiply and fill the earth and subdue (overcome, quiet and bring under control) Genesis 1:27-28 ESV
We must NURTURE them!
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Dr. René Rochester is the CEO and founder of Phat Star® Learning, formed over 10 years ago to serve urban youth, youth workers and impoverished communities. In our formative years we spent much of our time training inner-city urban youth workers. As the designer of the Kids Across America Kaleo Program, Dr. Rene had the opportunity to serve thousands of youth workers from around the country for over 10 years. During recent years, she has been very concerned with the state of education in our country especially among African American youth.