Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Nitty Gritty Homeschool Tip #3

Nitty Gritty Homeschool Tip #3 is one my husband reminded me of the other day. I told him that I was tired of giving myself pep-talks to try to get through the day. His answer to me was, "Sometimes pep-talks don't work. That's when it comes down to faith".
When it comes down to it, we must walk and live by faith. What does this look like in my day-to-day homeschooling and family life? It looks like obedience even when I don't feel like it. It means that I live right smack up next to the hot white fire of God's holiness: I live in the fear of the Lord. That doesn't mean that I'm terrified by Him (because His own blood covers me, afterall), but that I honor Him as Lord of all things and of all my circumstances. It means that I recognize the weight of His justification of me, and I live in holiness just as He is holy. How is this accomplished? By faith. When all other pep-talks fail, and I can't see the light under the weight of my homeschooling and children-raising responsibilities...I don't throw up my hands in despair...I hold up my open hands to God in faith.

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