A new year encourages us to evaluate our lives and all it’s components. Homeschooling is one of those components. When you spend such a large part of your life committed to something, you want to make sure you are doing it right. The only way to ensure you are doing anything right is to lay it at God’s altar and submit to His will. The same is true for your homeschool. You can put God first in your homeschool.
January is the perfect time to pray and evaluate what you are doing in your homeschool. It’s a great time to switch things up if God nudges. That can be especially hard for me as a former public school teacher. In my training to be a teacher at a public college, God was never part of the education equation. It would be normal to charge ahead with my educational plans, thinking about what the standards are, or what other kids are expected to learn at various ages. The truth, however, is that God has a plan for my children. It’s my job to educate my kids by equipping them for what God wants them to do with their lives. I can still do the former, but I must not neglect the latter. I must intentionally put God first in my homeschool.It’s my job to educate my kids by equipping them for what God wants them to do with their lives. Click To Tweet
A whole new world opened up to me when I began to homeschool. I didn’t begin homeschooling for religious reasons, but I quickly began to see just what a huge part of the equation God really was! God was the author of history, the creator and designer of science. He revealed His perfect order mathematically. Great works of literature and art worshiped Him. He is everywhere we look. He is part of my homeschool. It is my job to put Him first, even in our education.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6 ESV
Today I was blessed with the opportunity to guest post at an amazing blog called Year Round Homeschooling. They have a great series going on right now called Refresh Your Homeschool. I hope you will hop over there and check out my post, Putting God First in Your Homeschool, for specific ways that you can do just that. God wants to lead you in every area of your life–including your homeschool.God wants to lead you in every area of your life--including your homeschool. Click To Tweet
A Printable for You
If one of the ways you feel God leading you is to promote health, you aren’t alone. I have been feeling God nudging me to teach my children to care for their bodies as God’s little temples. They must have energy and health to carry out God’s plans. I created this printable out of obedience to God for our family. If you feel like you are on a similar journey, I want to share it with you. You can get it by subscribing below.
This year, make it a commitment to put God first in your homeschool!
What do you do to keep God first in your homeschool or other academic endeavors?