Let’s Discuss Chapter 15
If you want to start disunity in the body of Christ…just talk about school choices. Ugh. I am aware of this, so I tread very carefully into today’s blog post
As chapter 15 says, I’m a product of public schools. My parents walked alongside me, discipling me and teaching me how to be a light in darkness for 12 years and when I graduated, I was on fire for Jesus.
My parents lived out Deuteronomy 6:6-7: “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
I believe that school choices are not permanent choices. I know many moms who homeschooled and then put their kids into a brick and mortar school and many moms who first sent their kids to a brick and mortar school but then pulled them out to homeschool them. And then there are those like me, who only did public school and there are those, who are homeschool graduates. All of us are walking with the Lord now…so it is not necessarily the school choice that determines the depth of our walk with God.
We each have our own journey – our own life puzzle and our own set of circumstances that will determine our school choices. I do not believe in a cookie cutter – one size fits all – approach to education.
In this chapter, I share my education experience as a child, my reasons for homeschooling, the benefits and challenges of homeschooling and a day in our lives. My conclusion in this chapter is — regardless of which school choice we make, our job as parents is to teach our children to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27)
I know the drive of the culture is to try to make our kids cool, honor roll students or star athletes. It’s the prevailing voice of today – but that is not God’s voice.
We must remind our children – you don’t have to be cool. Be like Christ.
You don’t have to be on the honor roll. Honor the Lord.
You don’t have to be a star athlete. Worship the one who made the stars.
And if you happen to be on the honor roll or a star athlete –do it to the glory of God!
My daughter wanted to join me for today’s video – it’s super short and casual – just a little over one minute…
(if you can’t see this video – click here)
1.) What is the puzzle God has given your family that has determined your school choice for this season?
2.) Read Deuteronomy 6:4-9. Are you diligently teaching your children about the Lord? What are some practical ways you are carrying this out in the home?
For Extra Discussion go to the Forum and click on the thread that says “Chapter 15″
Walk with the King,