Thursday, March 31, 2011
Step Up To Your Call For Guard Duty
As we homeschool our children we are trying to accomplish many tasks. We desire for our children to have a relationship with the Lord, receive an excellent education, grow up with a godly character, etc. But what are we doing to see that these goals happen? Are we praying and reading the Bible with our child daily to see that he or she is developing a relationship with God? Are we feeding our children wholesome books to further their education? Have we tried to instill in them characteristics of a godly person? Or, have we left them unattended, open prey for the world to nibble on and devour?
I know, myself, sometimes I get so caught up in self, wanting to have time to feed my own appetite that I let my guard down. We are the keepers over the children God lent to us so we should stand guard at all times. A battle is going on. A real enemy is out to destroy all of our hopes and dreams for our children. Satan doesn't show partiality to which he destroys. He is out to seek whosoever he may devour. He's out to get my children, your children, everyone’s children. For that matter, he's out to get you and I also. The importance of us as parents keeping guard over our flock is indescribable.
Each day as we arise the battle is intensifying. We must put on the whole armor of God and step out against every hindrance the devil would fire against us accomplishing the tasks of training our children, whether it be in spiritual habits or educational achievements. We must not let him lure us away from our time with our heavenly Father. The curriculum for our children should never be the curriculum we use just because that's the curriculum our neighbor uses. Our child's education is vital. His or her curriculum should be tailored just for him or her. One thing that should be kept in mind for our children's education is that we are training them for the same battle we are fighting in. Tailored preparation for each child will equip him or her for the journey placed before them. How we equip then now will determine how they fight their battles in the future.
Put on your armor today. Fight for what is right. Don't let the world take one bite out of your child. The enemy is as a roaring lion, roaming to and fro, seeking to devour. Stand guard, your child is depending on you.
Just a reminder of Ephesians 6. Put on the whole armor of God.
God give us each of our children to overseer in this home school journey to equip them for life, not njust for childhood. The enemy angers at our job. Due to his anger, he try's each day to discourage us. He does not want our day/days to go smoothly. The enemy wants chaos so he can lure you away from the guard post God has placed you at (over your child/children). See, the enemy knows what is going to happen at the end of his journey and he doesn't want your eternity to be a happy ending. Even in the end, he still wants to devour. He would like for you and your family to be tortured for eternity.
It's so important for us to keep our spiritual guard up at all times. I know our days may get hectic sometimes, but let's keep our eyes on the finish line. We want our children to spend eternity with God so let's focus on the important goal in life, standing and teaching our children to stand against what ever the enemy would cast at our family each day.
Let's focus our eyes on the goal beyond the lesson plans. Let's prepare for our eternity. Let's put God first, and our child or children's education and everything else will just be an extra bonus.
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."