Have you ever believed someone, or believed in someone, and had it turn out poorly? On the converse, have you ever believed someone and had it turn out better than you had dared hope? And have you ever had someone believe in you? Did their belief turn out to be well-founded?
Everyone needs something to believe in; whether or not we want to admit it, that's the truth. Some of us believe in ourselves. Others believe in our spouses. Many people believe in their careers. And a lot of homeschooling mothers believe in - ahem, no flames please! - homeschooling. But in the end, and I mean the literal end, the only thing worth believing fully in is Jesus Christ, Savior of the world.
Homeschooling won't save me, my husband, or my children. It can be an excellent vessel to teach my children from God's Word - but only Jesus can save them. And if we begin homeschooling with the incorrect idea that it can save us, if we place all our hope in our family homeschool, if we believe in homeschooling in place of believing in Jesus, then we misplace our faith. I can believe any number of things, but if my belief is incorrect than it does me no good.
I'm totally preaching to the choir with this post. Most homeschool moms I know really want their children to know and love the Lord above all else, and their family's homeschool is a means to worship the King of kings (as compared to the incorrect belief that says homeschool is king). Since the purpose of my blog is to encourage moms who homeschool, let me give you some kudos for working to impart God's truth to your children daily. It's a tough job, homeschooling is, and not everyone recognizes that. You may not have heard "way to go!!" in quite some time, so let me say it again: "Way to go!!!" You're doing a great job. Don't forget it, either. Because your labor for the Lord is never in vain.
2 Timothy 1:12 starts off with, "I know whom I have believed..."
What a great reminder that we can trust God fully when our belief is placed solely in Him. He'll keep it safe for us with Him, and He'll present it to us when we step into eternity. And it's going to be worth every bit of struggle and toil. Keep reminding yourself that you know Whom you have believed - and even better, keep reminding yourself that He whom you have believed knows YOU! And He is keeping you for that day.
What a blessing to say, "Jesus knows me, this I love."
Lord bless you today!
Day 140 done :)
Jan L. Burt