Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Learning to Acclaim Him

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you,
who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD.

They rejoice in your name all day long;
they exult in your righteousness.

For you are their glory and strength,
and by your favor you exalt our horn.

-Psalm 89:15-17

Yesterday with my twenty minutes of waiting in the car I spent some time in prayer and reading Scripture. This Psalm served as the reminder that I needed.

What do I really want to teach my children? It is our job to equip them with an education that will carry them into whatever realm of service God calls them to. We desire that their excellence in study be an indication that they honor the Lord who made all of this world and that they are driven to "take dominion" of their corner of this world for God's glory. Therefore, we take academics seriously in preparation for post high school education.

Yet this Scripture reminded me again of our first aim. We want our lives and our instruction to point them to the Lord so that as He calls out to them that they hear Him and respond to His voice and call on their lives.

My interaction yesterday did nothing of the sort. I am thankful for forgiveness, your encouraging comments and a new start today.

Due to the weather, our schedule has changed to keep us home today. We will continue on the trek to catch up on our eight days lost with renewed energy and a softened heart. Sean did all of the laundry last night so I don't have that overwhelming chore staring me in the face. And to top it off it is International Pancake Day so I won't be having to spend time fixing dinner. This is all God's grace to this homeschooling mom. And I bless Him for it.


Sniz said...

What's international pancake day? I'm getting ready to go to Aldis even though I'm not done teaching math to Baylee. Sigh. I'm so glad you're doing better today!

Cindy said...

You just MADE MY DAY. I was getting ready to make a new soup recipe and I just didn't feel like it. Once I tell Scott it is International Pancake Day, I'll be home free. We'll just make all kinds of pancakes here at home tonight- apple and cinnamon, chocolate chip, etc. And guess who typically makes pancakes around here??! :) Jenna asked me a couple weeks ago if I knew how to make pancakes. From the Aldi's mix.

Glad you are feeling a bit better. Love you so!

mom24 said...

See? Today was a new day! God is so good! I am so encouraged by your blog when I am feeling oeverwhelmed by just four little ones! Thanks!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

What a great day!!! I am so glad your hubby rocks!