Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Number One Reason Why Homeschooling Works, At Least for this Family

So many times as I talk to other parents about homeschooling I hear, "I am so impressed, I don't know how you do it all.  I could never make it work like you do".  Well my friends here is my little secret to success, I don't do it alone.  Nope, I have the very best helper in the World helping me, My Lord and Savior.  In fact the Bible says, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philipians 4:13.  So because of Christ I can do this because he will help me in my efforts.  However I don't think its quite that easy.  If by chance my homeschooling didn't glorify God then I don't think He would help me be successful.

However our homeschool does glorify God.  In fact one of our main reasons for homeschooling is to make sure that in everything we try to keep our focus on Him.  After all He commanded us to instruct our children in Deuteronomy 6:7, where it says "You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise."  That is exactly what we strive to do.  You see God is not just limited to a nightly devotion in our house or even a course of study for an hour a day.  He is there as we learn history, science, even spelling and grammar.   I admit math is a hard subject to bring God into, but how about thinking of it this way, we learn math so we can be better stewards of all God has given us.   Not just monetary stewards even but math helps us understand science and science helps us see the glory of god's creation. As a pastor I recently spoke with on this topic reminded me after all, it's about Him, all the other stuff just points back to Him.

This doesn't mean I am one of those homeschool moms that thinks all good Christian moms should homeschool.  He calls each family into what is right for them.  However I don't think any family should be afraid to try if they are focused on God.  It is my belief that He gives a special blessing on all those try to live out Deuteronomy 6:7 by teaching at home.

So for all my friends who wonder if you can do this.  I pray you find the strength to trust God to lead you into what is right for you.  For all those who already do, I pray God is the center of your school.


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