Friday, July 30, 2010

Ready, set ... teach!

We are about to start homeschooling. I only have three more days to prepare. Can you ever, really, be fully prepared. I don't think so! Recently, I had a friend send me an article about preparing for God-Centered Work, a home-school curriculum . Her intention of this article was that I could research it so when the kids are in high-school, I could use it.

The article was, basically, stating that God created us to continue His works here on Earth. No matter where we work, or what we do, we should do it for God. If we are a mechanic, we are a mechanic doing God's work. If we are a CEO of a company, we are a CEO doing God's work. Whatever position we hold, we represent God in all aspects of it.

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10

It is our goal, as parents, to raise our children to honor God in all they do. It is our goal that their measurement of success is not what position or title they hold, not the amount of money they make, but that their work on earth glorifies God.

One of the many joys of homeschooling is that we can teach our children what God sees as success, not what the world sees as success. It is a joy, privilege and gift that we have been give from God. Don't get me wrong, it is not all sunshine and rainbows. There are still four of them and only one of me. I just need to remember my purpose and the plan that God has for me. I need to make sure I turn to Him when I am tired, frustrated or just want to give up. He is the only one who can give me the strength I need.

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