This morning I was reading in Isaiah (chap. 55 - 60). I thought I might share some of what I read in the hopes that it would encourage some homeschooling mom today. After all, the intent of this blog is to encourage moms who homeschool and there's no better source of encouragement than the Bible, right?
(FYI - all verses are quoted from the New Living Translation)
"Come to me with your ears wide open." ~ Isaiah 55:3a
When we come to Him ready to listen, ready to be taught by Him, He will teach us. One of the keys to a successful day of homeschooling is for mom to come to the Lord with a teachable spirit, yielded fully to His leading.
"My thoughts are completely different from yours," says the Lord. "And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts." ~ Isaiah 55:8-9
God is never idle and He cannot be removed from the equation; whatever you might think He is up to, don't become so sure of your own ideas about Him that you fail to be amazed when He does things in ways that are totally different than you expected.
"The Redeemer will come to Jerusalem," says the LORD, "to buy back those in Israel who have turned from their sins. And this is my covenant with them," says the LORD. "My Spirit will not leave them, and neither will these words I have given you. They will be on your lips and on the lips of your children and your children's children forever. I, the LORD, have spoken!" ~ Isaiah 59:20-21
Be to sure to praise the Lord all throughout your busy homeschool day; by setting that example for your children, you honor the Lord and teach them to honor Him.
"I, the Lord, will bring it all to pass at the right time." ~ Isaiah 60:c
While this portion of this verse is referring to the end of days here on earth and the Lord's eternal plan, it is an excellent reminder that He will bring things to pass at the right time. That means all things, including those things in your family's homeschool that cause you to lose sleep at night. He has not forgotten you or your children; keep trusting in Him and seeking Him and He will bring it all to pass at the right time.
Lord bless you today as you homeschool for His glory!
Day 82 done :)
Jan L. Burt