Emotional Intelligence & The Word

23 Mar

I was at a teacher’s conference in Quito this past weekend–it included teachers from International schools all over Latin America.  My friend, Lore, taught a class about teaching emotional intelligence to our students.  These were the 5 abilities:

  1. Consciousness of our emotions (self-awareness & self-evaluation)
  2. Self-control
  3. Channel emotions positively (self-administration)
  4. Empathy
  5. Social relations (communities)

During her teaching she mentioned how an internal positive dialogue can change your brain.  She said, “You can’t imagine how powerful the word is!”  I asked her about it at lunch and she told me how she couldn’t mention it in the setting of the class, but her whole attitude had changed from negative to positive through praying the Word of God.  “You can’t imagine how I have changed through learning to pray Scripture!  It’s so powerful!  I changed so much, I just wanted to be with Him!”

But He replied, It has been written, Man shall not live and be upheld and sustained by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4

If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. John 15:7

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One Response to “Emotional Intelligence & The Word”

  1. Kate Sandy March 23, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    Love this. Thanks for the great reminder. And perfectly in tune with what I read this morning: “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17

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