No matter what your goals are, you need to line them up with Scripture, the Truth of God. This includes lining up your academics & your approach to homeschooling with God’s Word.
Let’s take a look at Paul’s words to the Colossians and how they apply to homeschool parents.
Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end, I also labor, striving according to his working which works in me mightily.~ Colossians 1:28-29 ~
Although Paul is speaking to the Colossians, these are great verses for parents and homeschool moms to take apply.
Teach your kids in all wisdom
Present your kids perfect in Christ Jesus
To this end, you (dads & moms) labor
Striving according to God’s working
Holy Spirit works mightily in you
I want to present my kids perfect in Christ Jesus. This does not mean they are without sin. It means that our kids are mature in Christ Jesus. That is one of our family goals – to be mature in Christ, moving forward in their adult life in Christ.
I worked hard to this end. Steve and I both did.
But we didn’t do it alone or in our own power. We worked hard in the power of the Holy Spirit, God working in us. He’s the one who works mightily in us.
We have to remind ourselves every day. It’s not me homeschooling but it’s God working in us.
We want our kids to stand up for their faith. We want them to have critical thinking skills with a wide knowledge of all subject areas. We believe Colossians 1:28-29 summarizes what home discipleship is. I encourage you to put these verses in your home or car where you will see it on a regular basis. Take some time to memorize & meditate on these truths. It will impact your homeschool.
For your children to be mature & faithful in God’s work, education is essential. You may find that Colossians 1:28-29 changes a way of life in your family. As you follow God’s leading in your homeschool, you might make decisions that go against society.
But you’ll be following the Holy Spirit and God will reward you!
What are some tips you can share with us about how you have lined up your goals with scripture? Scroll down to leave a comment below!
Kerry Beck homeschooled all three of her children for 10 years. She is now an empty-nester that encourages homeschool moms online and at live workshops. She wants to give you a free ebook: Everything You Wanted to Know About Homeschooling that you can grab by clicking here. She also has a free Winter Olympics Activity Guide for you.