A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers

A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers
The Burts in 2013

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Soveregin

His sovereignty is His pleasure and His perfect will. It should also be my pleasure, my delight.

The Bible teaches that God is Sovereign, and indeed He truly is. He does not waver in His perfect rule over all things at all times. No detail escapes Him. He is never taken by surprise. He actually does have the whole world in His hands - and  those hands are very capable.

Maturity in Christ involves understanding His sovereignty in ever-increasing measure. Allowing the Holy Spirit to move that from head-knowledge to heart-knowledge to such deep heart-knowledge that we trust Him implicitly and always....well, that is true maturity.

Grasping God's sovereignty is a vital part of doing God's will. Implicit trust in Jesus lends itself to radical and rapid obedience. I trust Him, therefore I obey  Him. Those who love Him will obey Him, so said our Lord. Obedience is evidence of our trust. Obedience glorifies God. Obedience recognizes God's sovereignty.

Getting a hold on the sovereignty of God is in accordance with His good, perfect, pleasing will. It is always pleasing to the Father when His children acknowledge His sovereignty in every situation. It is His will that we recognize this truth: He alone is sovereign. Since we desire to do His will, may we also desire that His sovereignty would be our delight.

His sovereignty is His pleasure and His perfect will. It should also be my pleasure, my delight.


Day 335 done :)

Jan L. Burt

author of The Homeschooling Mothers Bible Study
and All Things Homeschool: 180 Devotions for Homeschooling Mothers

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

There's No Such Thing As a Ho-Hum Life, Unless...

This fall I will have three children in college and two at home, finishing their high school education. It will be busy with youth group and church, volleyball and boxing, dual-enrollment classes and used car hunting. My time spent homeschooling will probably be lessened, since my senior will take lots of GenEd classes at a local college campus and my sophomore will do much of her work on her own or in a co-op setting.

My life is in an in-between season of change, and perhaps yours is as well.

Don't fear the new seasons of life. Don't resist them and pine for days gone by. Embrace the now, enjoy the mixing of two life-stages, and trust God to work His good will through it all. He loves you perfectly, after all, and there is no fear in love. Let Him love you, and show Him to you receive that love by enjoying your life just as it is today.

It has been an excellent use of my time, this homeschooling gig. As I look back over the years, I more fully see  just how blessed I have been. My expectation is that the upcoming year (my last year with more than one child still at home) will be filled to overflowing with wonderful-ness. And the final two years after that? I intend to enjoy time with my youngest daughter even as I allow her to spread her wings as she prepares to attend college in south Florida...which is quite a little way from Kansas!

Enjoy the now. Don't let Satan steal it from you. Just enjoy the right now that God has given you. Because your life is only ho-hum if you choose it to be that way.

Day 334 done!

My Kindle book All Things Homeschool: 180 Devotions for Homeschooling Mothers is available for FREE this week at Amazon!  And my first book, The Homeschooling Mothers Bible Study, has undergone a cover revamp with updated content - plus it's now available at Amazon as well!


Jan L. Burt

author of The Homeschooling Mothers Bible Study 
and All Things Homeschool: 180 Devotions for Homeschooling Mothers
plus the upcoming release Prayer: 101 Devotions for Women
and in the farther-off future Yumology: A Cookbook for My Daughters