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What's Your Choice?

As we begin a brand-new homeschool year, we all have a large number of choices to make. Which science curriculum will we use for our middle-school student? Is phonics the best way to teach early reading skills? How many extra-curricular activities should our children participate in? And all this must, of course, fit within the family budget!

Really, the most important question to ask regarding any and all of our choices is simply, "What is God's will in this matter?"  That can be a scary question to ask! His answer could well be the exact opposite of what we're hoping for. But doing His will, His way, in His timing, trusting Him fully is truly abundant life.

In Genesis 13, verse 11, then back to verse 10, ending with verse 13 we read, "Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan...(it) was well watered, like the garden of the Lord...The men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord."

Are you seeing what I am seeing? Lot's choice sounded pretty good, didn't it? I mean, come on, the place looked like the garden of the Lord (the Garden of Eden)! How could that be a bad place to settle down and raise a family? But the men of the land were wicked, sinning greatly against the Lord. Hmm, Lot's choice was not the best choice after all.

And my choice of a well-watered land has the potential to be exactly like Lot's choice - full of deadly peril. It might look very "godly", and have the appearance of the perfect place to settle down. But I must always remember that the best-looking place in the world can also be the most dangerous place in the world. I can't settle down and make my home any old place that "looks right". Or I walk the path of Lot, and that is certainly not what I want to do!

I must choose to let God choose. Not just the place where I settle down - but every single thing. All of it, large and small alike. He gets to choose, I get to obey. It's really that simple.

So I have decided to choose to let Him choose for me today...and tomorrow...and every tomorrow until I leave this earth. That's a good choice!

Lord bless you today!

Day 213 done :)

Jan L. Burt

www.AllThingsHomeschool.weebly.com

www.SavanasClayCreations.com

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  1. So very true!! Thank u for the encouagement today!

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