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Homeschooling: An Education in Refinement!

“Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

     I love educating my children. There is nothing I can compare it to. There are days that leave me filled with joy and those days that leave me shaking my head in despair. But those days are not laced in the grace of the Lord, or I have been too self-centered and self-serving to recognize His amazing grace. When I am trusting in Him, the day flows like living water.

     This is what I have learned so far in my first year…

  1. I invite the Lord to place His Mighty hand on every moment of my day.
  2. I want them to know that nothing is worth doing if it is not done in the Lord’s will.
  3. He stills me and guides me on a path of light and love.
  4. Not every worksheet will be completed and some days will be a wash…but the Lord’s mercies are always new each morning and moment to moment!
  5. I am learning who I am as a mom, a woman, and a beloved of the Lord.

     I am being refined…daily. The Lord is showing me that He is always present. He is always steadfast. He is always a breath away.  I started this year thinking I am this easy-going lady who loves to do things on the fly. I thought I was a ‘go with the flow’ kind of girl, but I am not.  I am rigid and set in my ways. I can be selfish and harsh. I am firm and not always with a loving tone. But, alas, I serve a God of forgiveness who sets deep into my children’s hearts the gift of forgiveness.  I am blessed.

     I would not change any day that we have spent home schooling so far this year.  I am blessed beyond my wildest imagination that the Lord would trust me to share each moment of my children’s lives. I get to see every inch they grow. I get to share their struggles and triumphs.  I get to share the deep love we have with the Lord moment by moment. I am grateful.

     Guarding how I think and what I think about is important to the impact I have on each new passing day. I also have the important task of shaping how my children think and what they think and speak about.  We can see the importance of what to think about in the following passage.

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

     We can also see that it is important to encourage our children to learn and receive and hear from us and encourage them to put it into practice. This is perhaps the foundation to all the knowledge and educational training that homeschool allows.

     If you are considering the option of homeschooling your children, I encourage you to trust in an unfailing God.  He is trustworthy and He will provide everything you need to make it possible. He’s done it for me! And He will do it for you!

Copyright © 2008-2015 Samantha Ewing

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