These aren’t my wise words, I’m not above
stealing borrowing some if someone else thought of them first! Pam over at The Passionate Homeschooler is the author of “Think on These Things” shared at the bottom of the page. She is also the mother of thirteen children (as well as three in heaven)!
It is always wonderful to learn from wise women! Not all women grow in wisdom but scripture says (in Proverbs) that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” so there is hope for all of us!
Although Pam and I are both educating our children at home, Pam’s wisdom is applicable to all of us because she is reminding us to focus ; to hone in on our calling as Christian women walking before God.
We live in a world that distracts us! And with all the computer devices in our home now, we can easily be distracted even while we hold a child in our laps.
Oh, precious Christian women, ask the Lord to help you keep your eyes on Him and what He has called you to do. The work is hard but the rewards are worth it.
“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” Galatians 6:9
Think On These Things
Always do your homeschooling the way God calls you to do it.
Brainstorm it with your husband! Be united!
Never compare. The Bible speaks all about this.
Glean; then keep what works, and dump what doesn’t.
Always try to use ‘what you have in your hands’ already.
Work your Christianity throughout your school and whole day.
Pray, pray, pray.
Study your children. You are raising them for God, who made them and has a purpose for them. Find that purpose. Train them to their bent.
Put your own ‘passion’ into each day. A mom who is excited and fulfilled is contagious.
Walk in confidence with the schooling that God has called you to do.
Don’t look around, but look constantly to Him.
Know that it will be hard. Know that you will be stretched, and persevere!
Love your family, love Christ and make it so you have NO REGRETS!
Pour into your children, expecting rewards from heaven, not necessarily on earth.
Thank you for sharing your wisdom, Pam!
Pam added this lovely prayer in the comment section after the above post was published. I thought it needed to be shared here;
Bless Jill and the many ladies who are going against the grain to do this challenging, but wonderful, holy work of home schooling. May their confidence be in You.
Rejuvenate the passion in their work as they seek you out often in that quiet familiar place that belongs to you and them. Cause their children to choose a life that honors You, Lord in all they do.
May we be a cord of three strands with our men in this calling; always standing behind them and never in front or some place distant, too busy for them.
You will surely have to do these miracles, Jesus. We need you desperately. We fully trust you and know you are completely able to lead us. We praise you, Lord, and find great joy in being your handmaidens on this journey of wonder.
Make our humble calling become hallowed as you transfigure it through your Spirit.
In Christ, amen.