Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Before we get started....

Before I can really go into the "home schooling" area, I had to take the time to explain where I am coming from. This is something that has been greatly on my heart. The Lord has been challenging me, poking me and prodding me these last few years.

I'm a very passionate person. I know what I believe in many areas of life. Despite my deep feelings about things, I am constantly challenged to work on keeping the focus on what is really important. Believe me, it's not always easy. Please allow yourself to really take a good look at yourself and examine what you find.

I personally have seen relationships damaged by differing opinions as trivial as epidural vs. natural birth, dresses only vs. pants, nutrition vs. junk food, hospitals vs. home remedies. Now if I've ruffled your feathers, please hear me out. Some of these issues may be important to you and I'm not meaning to trivialise them. I'm simply trying to make this point. None of these for mentioned issues or any others like them are so important that I should neglect to love those around me.

John 13:34 & 35~  " A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this the world will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

Jesus himself tells us that the way the world will know if we truly know Him, is if we love each other. So if my disposable diapering, alfalfa tea drinking, microwave using, and even home schooling ways are getting in the way of loving any of you, then I am in the wrong. Not wrong for believing what I do, but wrong for prioritizing a method or a thing over an eternal being and my testimony for Christ.

As I delve into why we believe what we do, I just want to be very clear. If you feel yourself challenged, praise the Lord! We all should continually be molded and polished to serve the Lord. If you feel yourself judged, know that my choices in life do not affect my love for you. I am not the judge.

2 Corinthians 5:10~  "For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due to him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad."

Stay tuned for the "Why" coming up soon!


Melanie said...

Well said!

Grace Wheeler said...

watching these homeschooling "why, what, how" threads like a hawk! teach away, Grace! I need to hear what you have to say!!!

Season said...

I needed to hear this Grace. Thank you!