Jesus is the Light
Jesus is the light of the world. In Him, there is no darkness, no hiding, no deception. He is full of mercy and truth. His light in our lives changes everything.
Light for Homeschooling
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you," (Isaiah 60:1 NIV).
In the Bible, light represents truth and holiness. The Bible reveals truth to us for all of life, including homeschooling. The Holy Spirit is busy at work within us, purifying us and making us holy like Jesus. The more we are like Jesus, the better we will be at teaching our little ones to follow Him and apply Scripture to all of life.
Walk in the Light
There are whispers and murmurs to trick us into walking in the darkness. Ignore these tricks of Satan. Many Christians stay in the shadows, hiding their sin, thinking no one sees. Your children see. The Lord sees.
Walk in the light in your personal life. Honor God in everything. Make a commitment, if you never have before, to spend time each day in the Word of God, to pray, and to worship Him. Set aside this time and protect it from other things. This will be a time of refreshing where Jesus meets with you and you pour out your heart to Him. You will be changed as you spend time in His Presence.
Walk in the light in your finances and time management. Put Jesus first by tithing and living on a budget that glorifies Him. Seek first the Kingdom of God by ordering your days according to biblical priorities of God, husband, family, fellowship, and winning the lost.
Walk in the light in your relationships by submitting to your husband, loving your children, honoring your parents, and enjoying wholesome friendships. Walk through conflict calmly when situations arise. Keep the matter between the two of you, avoiding gossip.
"I don't want to gossip, but..." is a phrase we hear often in the church. Don't give in to the temptation.
Walk in the light in your homeschooling by teaching every subject from a biblical perspective. Set goals and reach them together with your children. Pray with them, encourage them, and inspire them to greatness. Read aloud. Lavish your children with love and affection.
City on a Hill
"What did you do when you raised your children to make them such good friends?" people will ask me.
I used to shrug my shoulders and mumble something about God's grace, embarrassed. But the Lord convicted me. Now, I share biblical principles that we used in our home to walk through conflict and share examples of times we had to go through rough times, letting God strengthen our relationships.
Our families are shining lights. As we walk in truth, purity, and love, others will see and want to know why we are different. Be prepared to explain why your children are so well behaved or kind to one another.
Our family has its testimony and your family has yours. Share what Jesus has done in your family and let the whole world see your light!
Walk in the Light!
(Meredith Ludwig Curtis)