Wednesday, June 12, 2013

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Keeping 'The Goal' The Goal

My primary aim in homeschooling my children is to learn about God and his plan for us as a family and as individuals; to know God and make him known through Jesus Christ. 

But I will honestly admit that our homeschool too often falls short of that goal. I get caught up making progress in math or spelling their/there correctly or answering all the questions for our history class.   Are chores getting done?  Is your bed made?  Did you brushyourteethputonyourclothesmakeyourbed today?


 I was convicted about this shortcoming in our home and felt like God wanted me to be very intentional today about returning to our goal of placing God first.

Lamentations 3:23
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning

So, we re-started.  Everyone was working on their own study - including me and my Good Morning Girls Summer Bible Study.  

Ben's Bible Study was about temptation and I was not surprised to have this verse:

1 John 2:16
For everything in the world - the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life - comes not from the Father but from the world.

It is easy for me to try to make SCHOOL SUBJECTS more important that GOD in my homeschool.  It satisfied the lust of the flesh (worldly goals) and pride (academic achievement).  I'm grateful for God's reminder that HE must be first not just in our homeschool but in our lives.  I'm grateful that he is a loving, merciful God who gives us a new day each day.  I'm grateful that he is a living God, who meets us right where we need him each day.  
Matthew 6:19-21
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

And I'm grateful for this picture.  Two of the three boys quietly studying their Bibles {Luke was in his room doing his study}.  I pray that this scene become more common in our house, more of a routine this summer and into the future.  

Has God stayed at the head of your homeschool this year?
What devotional or Bible studies help you stay focused on Him through the year?
What can you do to 'right the ship' this summer?

I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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1 comment:

Bugs said...

Thanks for Linking up with us and grabbing the blog hop code! It's been super fun!
I love this post :) We're not religious, but I love when my friends find their focus in their home :) I hope you're able to get a good routine for the next school year in place!