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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Homeschooling with Purpose

Each of our children is unique, created with different gifts, talents, abilities, interests, passions, dislikes, and preferences. All of these make them the wonderful children of God He intended them to be.

Isn't it amazing that each of our children was chosen by God before the foundations of the world
 (Ephesians 1:4)? It fills me with wonder and awe that each was created for a particular purpose. A purpose God ordained in advance that they should pursue (Ephesians 2:10).

If God is for them, who or what could possibly stand against them? They are His! They are marked out as God's chosen, beloved children. We can rest in His plans and purposes for them. We need not strive, stress, or worry.

And the LORD will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail. Isaiah 58:11

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Psalm 32:8

Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go." Isaiah 46:17

God promises to guide and direct us. He promises He will lead us. If He has a purpose for our children (and He does) why should we ever wring our hands in anxiety over the decisions and choices that affect them? God isn't going to leave us to figure it out on our own!

Believe God. Trust His gentle counsel. Don't doubt the direction He gives. God is your leader. Let Him lead.