“The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.” (Proverbs 28:1)
Due to varied circumstances, our family is sending the kids to public school this year. It makes me tremble a little—actually, a lot.
I've spent ten years in home school. Passion for holiness and a deep walk with Jesus spurred me to teach them, have them read their Bibles, sing with them, and pray. I was on
But how often do we depend on our circumstances to ensure Godly kids? And how do we explain that homeschooling family of ten who ends up with more wayward kids than the secular home down the street?
Our brains whirl. Mothers, what are we depending on?
I love homeschool. I love home making. But we dare not depend on it, or we are building on sand just as the home with no vibe of Christ at all. Our kids grow close to Christ, not as much by the method in our home as by the Master of our home. Permeate your home with Jesus Christ, and when your props are gone, your kids can still hold on to Christ because
He is there even when your life changes a little—or a lot.
Your kids can be bold as a lion in those schools if you've led them to the Lion of the Tribe of Judah who roars on their behalf. They can know Him as the gentle Shepherd and as the Roaring Battalion, whichever one they need Him to be at the time.
Teach them to fight bravely and not retreat. Talk to them about mocking, and how to handle it when it happens. Read to them about persecution and how to expect it rather than be surprised by it.
In whatever method you need to use, be brazenly bold. Have a strong back and a soft front, and teach your kids to have the same. Because the wicked will flee, but the righteous will face it off boldly.
Homeschool moms, don't lay down your sword just because your kids are at your kitchen table in flannel pj's rather than in the halls of the closest school. Be bold with the Word!
AMY LYNN Darrow
8/31/2018 11:54:19 am
My daughter has been attending public school her entire life. As long as we teach them God's word when they are young and they are taught in church and Sunday school then they will be able to stand firm as a lion when the call arises. My 15 years stands for the Lord many many times in a week with no one making her, but she is God's light in her public school. I'm so proud of her. Trust God to give them the boldness to stand for him, and he will.
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