Our CARE groups current Bible Study ended with the question what do you want your legacy to be?
One of the main reasons we home school is to train our children in the way of the Lord. We want them to love the Lord, to see all his creation through his eyes, and to reach out in love to all that he created. We want to teach them how to become spriritually equipped in a world that teaches the opposite of this. We want them to know that it is not by our own understanding, wisdom or might that we achieve and conquer all that God has planned for us, but it is through trusting in the Lord and fearing the Lord.
Lately my focus has been distracted and consumed by money. We have been having car troubles on and off for about the last year. We feel we will need another van soon, so I have been trying to earn money to help assist in paying for the van. In doing this I have lost focus on what God has called me to do, my most important ministry. You see it hasn't been God, husband and kids lately. It has been money, money, money. What can I do to help earn money.
Where in there did I obey and follow what he has called me to do.
Not too long ago I was encouraging my husband to be obedient and to focus on what God has called him to do now and not to worry about what happens after school. God has a plan for him and if my husband is obedient to God now he will open the doors of opportunity and lead him to where he wants him later. And for where we are now in life we need to be thankful and joyful.
Well God brought to my attention that I need to soak in my own words. I need to be obedient to my own calling and trust in the Lord. You see the legacy I want to leave behind for my children is to love the Lord with all their heart, and with all their soul, and with all their mind. To love their neighbor as their self." (Matthew 22:37-39) I want them to know to trust the Lord and to rejoice through all circumstances. I want them to serve the Lord in all that they do and to bring HIM glory. Our children will know this by the life we (I) live.
A scripture that we hold dear to our hearts is Acts 1:8 "...and you shall be my witnessess both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the ends of the remotest part of the earth."
I ask you Lord for forgiveness for not keeping my eyes focused on you and my family. I don't want to just pray to be lights in this dark world but I want my children to see us be lights and for them to become lights.