I’m super excited to share with you today our personal reasons why we chose to Homeschool our children.
For the past couple of months, my husband and I decided not to enroll our children in the traditional school. We’ve been praying faithfully for the Lord to enlighten us if this would be best for us and He answered us by making every possible scenario favorable for us to be able to Homeschool.
First off, the decision to Homeschool is not an easy choice. Or shall I say, making a choice outside of the norms, isn’t always an easy choice. We’ve been bred to the idea that your children’s success equates the amount of time they will spend in the school, to which school they are enrolled in and how ahead they’re concepts are in learning.
However, we’re blessed to know at an earlier stage that there’s far more deeper meaning to one’s education than passing and topping test results or school rankings. WE want our children to be soldiers for Christ, who will stand boldly on his beliefs and harness his skills despite of the circumstances they’re in. We don’t only want them to survive in the hamster wheel that the system provides but to thrive and live a fruitful life for God’s greater glory.
Fathers are the most important figure in the household. They hold the highest accountability to God for their families. We’re blessed by the message today in Sunday service about the roles of a father in the family.
As a mother and wife, this also gives me the appropriate perspective on what is my role and designation in the family. It’s hard to admit that I’m also my husband’s eldest child (sorry dad 😁). At times, I’m hardheaded. But God reminds me to know my place, forgive, pray and trust in His ways.
As I was flipping through the pages of my bible to follow through with Pastor’s preaching, I reached the notes section (which I rarely or never use). I know I have written it there for a great reason. It serves as a great daily reminder for our every day challenges.
It was originally about 1 Kings 19:1-12 but you may refer to the previous chapters as well to have a better understanding of what exactly happened.
Elijah was a mighty prophet but he was so afraid when Jezebel (take note, a woman) threatened to take his life after what he had done to all of Baal’s prophets.
I’d love to share the 3 things which we should ALWAYS keep in mind EVERY time we’re anxious of what’s ahead of us.
Two weeks ago, I made a difficult decision to quit my full time gig to homeschool my children. I’ve been working with entrepreneurs serving clients who wants to get more of the life that they want. So it’s common to see people making bold moves in quitting their 9-5 jobs.
You can say, “wow, that’s a bold move.” But you’ll realize that it’s way harder than it actually sounds. Truth of the matter is, I never knew that it was really THAT scary to give up something that gave you security.
Working from home, at first was scary. It was a bold move not to return to my corporate after having my eldest, Krausse. But over the years, I became comfortable knowing that I have a full time client with full time commitment. Not until my family’s need changed…
In the Philippines, it’s not common to see families homeschooling. It’s been a year since I learned that it’s actually possible here and we have been praying about it, if it’s really for us. God’s amazing hands worked in our lives, putting everything in our circumstance to work towards us finally getting to that decision.
I couldn’t be more excited about but at the same time scared. I’m scared with the fact that I need fully restructure my income stream to make it fit our needs (time and finances-wise). SO, on this week’s post, I’d love to share few reminders that will also serve me.
Looking at my life back just few days when I only had Krausse, sleepless nights made me cry and I imagined that my relationship with sleep will never be the same again. To those who knew me well, I love my sleep. 5 years had passed, 3 kids, you might say that I’m definitely not sleeping anymore, which sometimes actually is the case, but I found greater sense of what it actually means to be a mother.
This brings me back to why I always wanted to have a child at an earlier age. I’m looking at a future when my children and I can actually connect in a very special way. When my eldest, Krausse, hits young adulthood (13 years old) I should just be about mid-30s (not bad!).
However, this is not always applicable to anyone. When you have a child, you go beyond leaps and bounds; you go far beyond your limitations. I gave up a LOT of things. For me, they were worldly things. I gave up working in corporate to take care of my children. I never looked back on my dream of becoming a doctor someday, because I know I’d be spending countless number of hours working. I have placed my family and children as a priority. It scared me on a lot of different levels. I know these things will bring financial security to my family, but I believe that God called me for a better purpose.
So here are the 5 things that I would love to share to you today on how you can be a mom that God you to be.
Change in the world starts in you. We are all accountable to our own actions. But if you become parents, you are as well accountable to God on how you raise your children.
I’m always reminded by Teach with Joy’s blog about how we’re only stewards of God’s creation. Our children is not ours and we ought to raise them according to God’s plan for God’s glory. However, the earth we live is filthy and sinful. We can’t protect our children from the outside harm, but we need to raise with head-on what reality is. We need to prepare them for bigger battle and that is, the spiritual battle.
Raising compassionate children and growing a compassionate family makes you a blessing towards others who see life in a bad light. We need more love and not hate. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. (John 3:17 KJV)
So, how can you be more successful in building your family?
Do you doubt the Lord? Here’s what you should remember…
Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV) Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
The Lord is capable of mighty things. When we’re going through rough times in our lives, it does not mean that He has left us.
I can’t imagine how great the Lord Jesus Christ was in our life. With my old self, I said, there were a lot of missed opportunities as what I called it. However, looking back, I can fairly see that His hands work in ways mightier than I could ever think of. He has prepared my heart for greater things and my journey has just begun.
In Isaiah 55:8-9, he said:
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
The promise of the Lord is pure and everlasting. Call unto His name and He is faithful. If you feel lost and dismayed, go back to the scriptures and he’ll show you that you are blessed. Life on earth not easy but living and walking with Christ makes it extraordinary.
Ever had that feeling that all of the world’s hardship is on your shoulder?
Most us, if not all of us, had those moments. Some things just doesn’t seem to add up. You’re struggling and nothing seems to be working right. Scary as it may sound, you’ll be stressed and frustrated.
Let me go back to God’s word as he said in on 2 Corinthians 12:9
9 And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
The hardness of hearts sometimes need some hard knock lessons. The sanctification process of being a Christian is rather difficult. It’s only by grace that we’re able to withstand our challenges.
Christ reminded us that His grace is sufficient for us. When we are weak, we call upon his name and that’s when we realize the we’re strengthened by the Holy Spirit in us.
I heard this song during the worship on our Sunday service, Blessings by Laura Story.
We pray for a lot of things but what if the trials that we have in our life are mercies in disguise…? I love how we are reminded that God’s words are forever true.
I pray that you will find refuge on God’s words and be strengthened by His promise of eternal life in Christ Jesus.