Saturday, August 9, 2008

Subject to Change

"A man's heart devise his way: but the LORD direct his steps" (Proverbs 16:9).

If there's one thing you can count on as a homeschooling parent, it's change. Like the weather, no two days are ever exactly the same. More times than I can remember, my best-made lesson plans and organized activities were altered by the day's events. Whether my children became absorbed in a particular topic and spent more time studying or an untimely interruption caused a delay in teaching a lesson, it was necessary to make adjustments without becoming anxious. Whatever failed to be taught one day was usually made up within the next few days, and I learned not to worry about the setback, as long as we continued to move forward with our studies.

As time went on, I determined to let God order our daily events. Committing the day to Him each morning, I found peace in yielding to His Lordship and control to follow His perfect plan. The "Serenity Prayer" hung on my kitchen wall as a constant reminder to let the Lord guide our homeschooling.

What about you? Do you stress over the changes that come your way throughout your homeschooling day? Relax, if you've given God control over your homeschooling day, He will help you accomplish everything that needs to be done. Besides, God has a few lesson plans of His own for you and your children to learn. "The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established" (Proverbs 16:1, 3).(AOP)


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