Is this what God wants me to do?

from our website, www.blessedheritage.com:

 

 

This is where many Christians begin.  I am of the opinion that the choice to educate our children at home is really taking back a God-given responsibility to teach our children in accordance with Deuteronomy 6.  The real questions, from my perspective, are:

 

1) Are you willing to make the sacrifices to your own life and lifestyle to take on your child's education? 
2) Are you confident in your ability to begin this journey?  
3) Are you willing to persevere through the difficulties that inevitably surface in your pursuit to homeschool?

 

The answer to these questions might not be a resounding “yes” today, but if you have gotten this far in this website, you and your spouse can take the next step forward and trust God to reveal to you his plans for your family.   Touch and agree in prayer, speaking God's words back to Him.  An example of your prayer might be as follows:

 

Lord, I thank you for your goodness in all things, and for your promises to us through your Word.  You tell us that we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus.  You  tell us that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.  You tell us to train our children in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not turn from it.  I need guidance, Father, in how to dedicate myself toward home education.  I am submitting this decision to you.  I pray the willingness to sacrifice as needed to complete this work.  Let me not love anything in this world more than I love doing your will in mine and in my children's lives.  I am believing you that the fruits of the Spirit will manifest themselves richly in my life that I may exercise love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, faithfulness, kindness, and perseverance and self-control with my children.  I will not get weary in well-doing, and I trust you to, in season, reward me and my family.  In Jesus' name, Amen.

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