God has been at work in me in some specific areas. I will say one is in the way I homeschool. I enjoy many parts of homeschooling. When Noah was a baby Shan and I knew that God was leading us to keep our kids at home. To teach them and raise them up with Him being the focus. We got many mixed reactions. It’s so funny to me when I look back and see some of the things family and friends would say. There are some fond memories and then the ones I don’t like think about! The change is the way that I homeschool. I know that reading, math, science, handwriting, etc are all important but to us Bible is by far #1! If Bible takes up alot of our time then the other subjects can wait!
I am very confused when a lot of families ask why we homeschool. All I have to do is look at my own school experiences to know a bit of the reason. (same for Shan) Our main reason is that the boys would have a God centered education. There are many verses in the Bible that talk about teaching your kids. Most mom’s say the same thing…”you must be a very patient person. I could never homeschool.” That always makes me smile. NO, I am not a super patient person, though I am positive God is working on that area in my life because of homeschooling. ANYONE can homeschool.
Noah and I are working on different memory verses. He is great at memorizing! He says I’m slowing him down by memorizing them with him. Most kids will learn or are taught a verse on Sunday if they attend a church. I realize that some churches ask for memorization and play games to encourage participation. I don’t want my kids to learn their Bible for a prize(though those can be nice)…I want them to desire the word of God to be hidden in their hearts. I want them to understand how vital the Bible is to their everyday lives. It’s great to learn a verse but, the key is to hide it and remember it when you need it most! Review and more review will be the key!
I pray that whoever reads this will be encouraged to start memorizing MORE scripture. Not just a verse a week…though that would be a great start! Memorize different passages as a family. Teach your kids the value and wisdom that the Bible holds. It is the only book that is 100% accurate! Help them to start hiding it in their hearts.
Noah’s verse for today and tomorrow:
2 Timothy 3: 14-17
“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.“
Noah is memorizing the verses I italicized. I love the two verses before that. Timothy was taught from infancy to learn the scriptures!! What an awesome gift to give to your kids!
Just my thoughts for the day!
My prayer today:
God, help me to desire Your word more than anything. Help me to run hard after You each day as though it is my last!