A Homeschooling Mom’s Thoughts

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The mission of our homeschool is based on Luke 2:52 “And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.” It is my prayer that my children will grow up in all these areas with the fear of the Lord in their hearts.  It isn’t enough to excel in academics, but I believe that everything stems up from a deep love for the Lord. If they understand why God has created them, what their life’s purpose is even at a young age, everything else will fall into order. Of course, it isn’t as easy as it sounds.  Teaching our children is a hard work. First and foremost, we have to shepherd them while they are young. Then we have to give them opportunities to learn and teach them about the Word of God.

It is of utmost importance that as a parent, I have a teachable heart too. God can not use me if I am stubborn and unwilling to change myself. I must be willing to acknowledge my weakness and learn from my mistakes. When we started to homeschool 3 years ago, God has been using this opportunity to change and mold me. I am given an opportunity to really live out all that I am learning from the Bible. It is easy to be laid back and passive – but God has really taken hold of my heart. Life is fleeting and we only can be where we are once in this life – so we better do what we know God has tasked us to do.

I pray that as the days and the weeks pass us by, our family will know God more and grow in wisdom, in stature, in favor with God and man.

Comments

  1. Honney says:

    I couldn’t agree more!

    Although I am not yet formally homeschooling my kids now, I’ve proven the importance of modeling the values that I want to instill in them. Homeschooling or not, us parents should always have a teachable heart and allow Jesus to do His work in us.

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