Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Are You Turning Your Family Towards God?
"A person can 'do' all the right things in life, and yet have nothing eternal to show for it because their hearts were not in service to the Lord during the 'doing.' Many mothers have cooked scrumptions meals, kept immaculate homes, and taught their children three grade levels above average, yet done so in a self-serving way that turns their families away from the Lord."
Ouch! I asked myself,"Why am I doing all of this?" Is it in a self-serving way? Oh, I hope not!
It is good to examine ourselves before the Lord. We need to question ourselves about our motives.
Are we doing all this to look good? To look like the perfect mother?
Or are we doing this because we truly want God's best for the family He has gifted you with?
Is homeschooling something He has laid on your heart or is it something you are doing because everyone around you is doing it?
Even worse, are just mad at their last teacher? Anger will not get you through the tough days, so before you yank them out of school, make sure you are in God's timing and have full-support from your husband. I have heard nightmarish tales of people who homeschooled on knee-jerk reactions. Prayer is the key!
Are we more stressed out about keeping our houses looking like a magazine cover than we are about turning our children's hearts towards Jesus and discipling them?
I want to turn my family toward the Lord! I want to model contentment, love, joy and peace to them so that when they go out into the world, they will KNOW the difference.
Mothers, "Choose this day whom you will serve"...