Friday, July 21, 2017

What Are We Teaching at Home?

    What Are We Teaching at Home?
                             
                                        Psalms 32:8
 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Here the Lord is speaking as our instructor. He teaches His children to walk in the way of integrity, and directs daily conversation. We are not saved so that we may live life after our own lusts, but that we may be educated in holiness and trained in sanctification. Practical biblical teaching is the best instruction. Though we have never sat at the feet of Gamaliel, we can learn to follow Christ, the greatest teacher of all.

Homeschooling is a disciplined form of teaching academics, spiritual truths and godly wisdom to children. If this type of teaching is a desired way of educating, order, discipline and routine are necessary. Applying instruction in the truths of God’s Word is essential and a critical part of the learning process. The fundamental principles of this kind of schooling should be more than a neat and organized classroom. It needs to be a place where children learn about real life situations and the truths that are most important in living out their life to honor God.

We see a great deal of ideas splashed across social media such as, “How to Decorate the Perfect Classroom.” It’s fun to share ideas with others about certain ways that we have decorated but, a learning classroom isn’t only about how it appears. It’s about each child’s needs and the difficulties they are having with their specific learning abilities. A classroom is how you, as Mom and teacher, can best equip them. Our focus as homeschool mom’s should be on teaching our children the gospel, godly wisdom, loving God and loving others. The best lessons learned in life are not in a picture-perfect schoolroom but are learned from just living life every day. Education is important and we are instructed to teach our children knowing that a sovereign God is working in our homeschool as we honor and glorify Him.

Lord, may I teach my children of You.

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