"At the end of ten days they look healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. So the guard took away the choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead. To these four men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds," (Daniel 1:15-17 NIV).
Daniel's Choice Leads to Blessing
Not only did God bless these young men spiritually who had resolved not to defile themselves, but he also gave them knowledge and understanding of literature and learning. If we want to raise smart and godly kids, there is only one way to do it! Resolve to not defile them with the world's ways, but instead always seek first the Kingdom of God. The Lord always blesses those whose hope is set on Him!
You are still the parent in charge during the teenage years and teens need to be parented closely. Build a strong relationship with your teenager, remembering that lives are changed in the context of relationships. All the relationships your child has will impact him/her, so decide who you will allow to influence your teenager. Maintain vigilance at all times!
We are all looking forward to the Finish Well conference. We look forward to encouraging one another, building one another up. Be sure to register soon! You can download a registration form at Finish Well's Registration Page.
Let's be reminded to keep our goal to educate and equip our children for the life the Lord has called them to live' Let's make plans that will be productive and effective.
Homeschooling parents can imagine their children at graduation--what do they want them to know? What kind of character do they want in their hearts and lives? What kind of relationship do they want to have with their children? This specific goal affects the plans that we make. We tailor our plans to fit the goal of who our child will be at graduation. Our plans flow from our goals. Ah, so much to tackle in homeschooling the high school years so that we can Finish Well!
For His Glory!
(Meredith Ludwig Curtis)