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Back to School

I didn't make a conscious decision to home school my two sons. The Lord used a surgery I was recuperating from to introduce me to home education. I used my recovery time to teach my children their alphabet and how to read, needless to say, they have never been to school. During my first few months of educating them, I distinctly remember advice emailed to me from a mother of six in Oklahoma. She told me not to concentrate completely on academics, yet make teaching them Jesus and His Word a priority. Although I did not understand the scope of her message at the time, I have never been able to forget it. As another school year rolls around, her message continues to ring in my head. Just this morning, the Lord asked me to compare the time I spend preparing my children for their evaluations and standardized tests to the time I spend preparing them for the real world - spiritual warfare and having a faith in Him that does not waver. Hmmm…academics tip the scale in my home. I wonder if this is why adult Christians fail at tests and trials of life, yet we passed our tests enough in school to graduate and obtain degrees we're proud of. Were we properly prepared for life? I thank the Lord again for reminding me what is important. Putting God first in every aspect of my life and my children's lives, will guarantee everything else falling into place. I need to trust Jesus and know He holds the blueprint for my children's education and their future in His hands. My plans are just that - my plans.

Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.""