Is this what God wants me to do?

from our website, www.blessedheritage.com:

 

 

This is where many Christians begin.  I am of the opinion that the choice to educate our children at home is really taking back a God-given responsibility to teach our children in accordance with Deuteronomy 6.  The real questions, from my perspective, are:

 

1) Are you willing to make the sacrifices to your own life and lifestyle to take on your child's education? 
2) Are you confident in your ability to begin this journey?  
3) Are you willing to persevere through the difficulties that inevitably surface in your pursuit to homeschool?

 

The answer to these questions might not be a resounding “yes” today, but if you have gotten this far in this website, you and your spouse can take the next step forward and trust God to reveal to you his plans for your family.   Touch and agree in prayer, speaking God's words back to Him.  An example of your prayer might be as follows:

 

Lord, I thank you for your goodness in all things, and for your promises to us through your Word.  You tell us that we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus.  You  tell us that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.  You tell us to train our children in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not turn from it.  I need guidance, Father, in how to dedicate myself toward home education.  I am submitting this decision to you.  I pray the willingness to sacrifice as needed to complete this work.  Let me not love anything in this world more than I love doing your will in mine and in my children's lives.  I am believing you that the fruits of the Spirit will manifest themselves richly in my life that I may exercise love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, faithfulness, kindness, and perseverance and self-control with my children.  I will not get weary in well-doing, and I trust you to, in season, reward me and my family.  In Jesus' name, Amen.

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2 comments on “Is this what God wants me to do?

  1. sheri cooper says:

    This is just the website that I needed to stumble across in my journey for how to get started homeschooling my children. I am convinced that the public school system is evil and that the school lunch food is experimental. I already teach the bible to my children every Wednesday so I am confident that I can teach them academically as well. I believe this is what God has called us to do. But I’m clueless in this pursuit and what it all requires and entails. However, I know the Lord will supply all of my answers and needs.

    • Sheri, I couldn’t help buy chuckle at your comment that the public school system is ‘evil.’ Nevertheless, there are many places on the internet that discuss how to get started with homeschooling, including understanding the rules for your state (see hslda.org), and how to legally remove your child (children) from the public school system. You will be fine, and you are right–the Lord will supply all your answers and needs, including introducing you to tools and information that can help you to be successful.

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