A Prayer from my heart as I continue on this homeschool journey.
Precious Lord and Savior I come to you with praise and adoration because you are a good God full of mercy and forgiveness. You have forgiven all of our sins and remember them no more! You supply all of our needs and pour your blessings upon our family and homeschool. You care about our little world, our home, our everyday ordinary lives even while you know we are but dust. You allow me to come to You with each small question, before each subject that we study…even Algebra. How awesome you are Lord being the master mathematician. Surely, our family will trust You to help us. Lord I praise You because your strength is made perfect in my weakness…my insecurities…my impatience. I will trust you with our homeschool, our children, our family. I doubt myself everyday….but I do not doubt You Lord and know that You can be trusted with our lives. You are faithful even when we are not. You are faithful to complete the work You have begun in us even when we fail so much of the time. We will glorify you our King because we know that any measure of success is because of You.
Oh Lord as I navigate through each new season of homeschooling, it sometimes feels as though I’m walking in the darkness especially during these highschool years. Your holy word reminds me that if I commit my works unto you that my thoughts will be established. Your word reminds me that I can ask in faith for wisdom and you will not deny this but will give it freely.
Oh precious Savior Please allow my husband and I to know exactly what is the best area to focus on with our children. I remember that you said to redeem the time because the days are evil. I can feel the time with my children slipping away like sand between my fingers. I want to hold on so desperately in order to prepare them for this very insecure and sometimes difficult life and I realize that there are never enough years to teach everything. Should I spend so much time reading certain literature and poetry, when the world is so upside down and going through so many changes? Maybe we should spend more time on studying the Bible, worldview, history or apologetics. Should we devote more time to serving others or should we spend our days building stronger relationships? Should we focus on life skills, a trade or some sort of apprenticeship? How much math should we study…should we focus more on economics, money management, and good stewardship than on Geometry and upper level courses. Please Lord make clear our path and light our way. Help my husband and I to clearly see the strengths and weaknesses in our children…and ourselves. Help us to do our best in spite of these shortcomings. The days are running out and the years are passing too quickly. I will trust in You Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding which is so narrow and shortsighted. I will rest in the knowledge that you are leading and directing our course. Hallelujah what a Savior you are! Amen