Our Foremost Resource for Homeschooling(God's Word)
tells us that the only way to have a "Fruity
Warren Wiersbe describes "abiding" as: "It means to keep in fellowship with Christ so that His life can work in and through us to produce fruit".
I don't know about you, but as the branch on the vine I sure would like all the time, money, and effort I have put into homeschooling to amount to something-something that has eternal worth.For me, that means children who love God and seek His will in their lives. THAT is the kind of fruit I desire.
Some common problems that inhibits a "Fruity Homeschool" with their solutions are.....
Indecision-This usually occurs in regard to the decision to homeschool or not, and with curriculum choice. Furthermore, this can apply to knowing how to deal with our children's sin nature. "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him". James 1:5 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths". Proverbs 3:5-6 Then, there is the easiest-but because of our pride, the hardest-way to make a decision. Pray, then ask our husbands and let God speak through them... "Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord". Ephesians 5:22
Fear of What Others Think-Actually, I have found that those who are the most opposed to homeschooling are usually the most ignorant about homeschooling. "The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1 "But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure without fear of evil". Proverbs 1:33
Worry That You Will Ruin Your Children-Yep! It will happen! You will NOT be the perfect mother! Just remember that there are no perfect school teachers, either! They are just as capable of bungling up your child as you are. BUT! YOU have a solution to this disease, and the school teacher may not! "Return, you backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings." Jeremiah 3:22a We branches are in need of God's grace:a gift we do not deserve. We need His help, not His resistance, because we will make mistakes. "...Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for 'God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.' Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:5-7
Gwen, aka Nebraska_Granola
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