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I am continuing my series on Ten Things Every New Homeschooler Should Know, even though anyone that has been homeschooling for any amount of time can benefit from these! Today I am talking about who is in charge of your homeschool and the importance of praying over your homeschool.
Guess what mama? YOU are NOT in charge of your homeschool. God is. If you are homeschooling it is because God has called you here. For whatever reason, and for however long of time, God has placed you here. It is so important to remember that because we can get so caught up in thinking we do this on our strength.
God is ultimately the one leading us each day. We must submit to His plans. We can do anything through His power. If He wants us here, He will supply the energy, the patience, the organization…all of it.
Face it, none of us can do this alone. I am only patient when He gives me patience. I am only energized when He gives me energy. And Lord knows I was never an organized person, but He gives me the power everyday to complete the tasks that He has called me to do.
And He calls each family to a different goal. So trying to copy someone else’s family will not succeed. He wants us to come to Him each day and let Him lead.
Beginning the day in the Bible is essential for me personally. God’s Word energizes me like nothing else. I can guarantee the days I am not in His Word, and I think I can do things on my own, I fail. The days I wake early, spend time with Him praying and seeking HIS will for my day, are always the days that I feel go smoothly.
God is the head of our family and we must submit every detail including our homeschools to Him. How does that look? Prayer and Bible time are essential. Pray over your homeschool daily, weekly, and at the beginning of the year. Rather than searching the Internet for the next best thing for your homeshool, ask God to show you. Seek His will above all else.
I begin each day with the prayer, “Lord show me what you want the children to learn today. Show me what you want ME to learn today. Then supply the power to do it.” Some days go very differently than I planned, but sometimes that is where the lesson is and that is exactly how God wants it. For instance, when I sprained my ankle this year. It wasn’t fun. In fact it ws pretty awful. Yet, looking back I see how God worked….from the emergency room visit where the doctors and nurses gave homeschool “lessons” to my kids about anatomy and broken bones, to the weeks after where my family all chipped in to help me. God works through every detail. Seeing the lessons in each circumstance and trusting God’s sovereignty are beautiful lessons indeed.
Keep your eyes on the goal. As soon as we take our eyes off of God we sink. When we try to do things in our own strength we fail. Let His Spirit fill you and supply for your needs.
And pray. Pray some more. Cover your family and your homeschool in prayer. Pray with friends. I have some beautiful friends that I cherish and we’ve prayed together each week. It is a gift.
I have a free printable available on the free resources page with 31 verses I chose for the homeschooling family. Print it out and post it somewhere to remember to pray over your homeschool daily. Take each verse and claim it for the day.
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With God as our leader we have no fears.
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