Daily Archives: January 17, 2012
I love being able to home school my kids. I appreciate the freedoms we have in our country… I honestly can’t imagine anything else for our family.
That’s pretty ironic to say, given I was certain (as in stomp my foot down, NO WAY – NO HOW) was I ever going to home school.
I wasn’t sure how things would go with schooling, when we first started having children… I didn’t really think about it. Mindless? Perhaps… but usually people just do what their sister is doing, or our their family or friends did… that seems NORMAL. I did the same…
Thankfully no one I was close to –
was doing something THAT weird home schooled.
Suddenly I found myself with 2 children in preschool under the age of 5, and 2 non-walking babies at home… and I was throwing up all day and night (and trying to hide it) because I was pregnant again with #5.
When my husband suggested his convictions on homeschooling – I thought for sure he had lost his mind or was was trying to send me away, assuring that I would lose mine!
Couldn’t he SEE what I was already dealing with?
Oh me of little faith.
Never doubt the Lord’s power and conviction.
Every time I do, He shows me how much bigger and more powerful HE IS than my small dreams and desires for my life.
Well one of the biggest blessings with home schooling is in their lessons, God is often teaching ME.
Not just math, or language arts (although I’m getting REALLY good at those subjects!)… but MY purpose and His desires for me each day.
Today while reviewing penmanship with my second daughter, we came to the point where she explains the parable and what it meant to her. She was a little off base… so I got the opportunity to share my 2nd grade artistry skills with her once again. (Pictures always help me anyway… and you’re welcome for me sharing that same drawing with you!)
The verses were from Luke 8:11-13, and the point of the parable was – if we aren’t rooted in God’s word (the seed), then when the “wind” comes [trouble or hardship comes – aka Satan] … we’re going to blow over, or fail, or NOT be as strong as God desires for our faith in Him to be. We are to stay close (in His word) so that we can be well rooted…
Why do you desire to be healthy? Why make good food choices and why bother working out???
I know for me it’s to fulfill God’s desires for me… because otherwise I’d be eating 3-4 brownies again with no care in the world. But I remember how that felt – and I never want to go there again.
What happens when we begin ignoring God’s Truth about our bodies, our health… our daily choices?
We begin slipping.
I know, because it happens to me too… and it’s not hard to go there. Even changing my 90 calorie snack to 130 calories – could really add up… Remember that you body is a perfect accountant, and doesn’t lie. Every calorie counts.
I need that consistent reminder, encouragement… that PUSH. I need my Christian friends, accountability…. but MOST importantly – I need God and HIS WORD.
I’m thankful for the Holy Spirit to call during those times – to realign me back with God – His Truth – and His plans for me.
So what about you? Are you thirsty for God’s word today? Are your convictions strong and are you continuing on being healthy for Him? Remember, this isn’t about you anymore. It’s all about Him.
Get your drink on!
“Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.” – Luke 8:11-13