"This same good news that came to you is going out all over the world. it is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God's wonderful grace" - Colossians 1:6
Life change happens when we hear AND understand about grace. This highlights the importance both of teaching and of the necessary work of the Spirit.
I should take my calling as a teacher VERY seriously, but never forget that the real work is the Holy Spirit's.
Lord, thank you for calling me to teach the Gospel of grace. Help me to be a faithful, diligent, accurate teacher. Thank you for your Spirit's indispensable work. Help my teaching in 2011 to be the most fruitful of my ministry. Amen.