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Back to school? Is that what we are supposed to be doing? I am actually just starting to prepare for the next school year. Like me, maybe you find yourself not quite ready.
“I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.” Psalm 57:2 (KJV)
God will perform all things for us. All things? Even homeschooling? Wow. And guess what? God wants to perform those things through us:
“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13 (KJV)
I know that if I seek His Kingdom first, everything else will fall into place. This is why I desperately need Him. I need to get back to first things first and then the rest will come into order.
We need to pull our hearts back in line, so that we not only honor God with our mouths, but in daily reality with our lives and homeschools as well.
“Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men . . . ” Isaiah 29:13 (KJV)
What should be our priority? When Jesus questioned Peter about his love for Him, he told Peter three important things: Love me, keep My commandments, and feed My sheep. How hard can that be? So, my overarching goals for this year: Keep my focus on loving God, obeying Him, and feeding these sheep that are blessed to be Home Where They Belong.
Remember: Teach the fear of the Lord, not just the precepts of men!
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