Daily Reminders

Brush your teeth, pick up your room, make your bed, do your chores, wash your hands, practice the piano, and take out the trash. The list of reminders we give our children each day goes on and on. Every day we remind our children to do things they should already do without being told.

Homeschooling moms have the added task of spending countless hours reviewing rules and facts and reminding our children what they have already learned in school. Our children may attempt to fly through review lessons, thinking they know it all, when in reality, they have forgotten the material learned. Many times they want to move to new things and forget about the effort needed to constantly review.

The apostle Peter knew he needed to remind the new believers in Christ of the truths they learned in 2 Peter 1:12: "Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth." Peter knew they needed to practice the truths they had learned and be reminded daily to be faithful to the One who had saved them — Jesus. Moral excellence and holiness were at stake, and he wanted these new believers to apply diligence in their faith. Peter was a great teacher who stirred them up by way of reminder (2 Peter 1:13).

What spiritual truths need to be stirred up today in your life? Have you forgotten to spend time with Jesus? Have you forgotten the power of praise to defeat a negative thought life? Do you remember to witness to the lost who need the Lord? Are you living expectantly, waiting for Christ's return? Open the Word of God today and let the Holy Spirit stir your heart to remember Christ's great love for you. "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you" (John 14:26).

Lord, I confess my memory is not what it should be. Help me to remember today the many blessings You have provided in the past and the truths that will keep my heart close to You. Thank You for being such a wonderful Savior! In Jesus' name, Amen.

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LESLIE R 10/21/2009 06:36:16

I love recieving my Daily Focus, I read it every morning. However, I have not recieved it in three days. Could you please verify that I am still on the subscription list. Blessings, Leslie

CARL V 10/21/2009 11:06:08

Leslie, We apologize for the inconvenience. We are currently working out some technical difficulties and hope to have this issue resolved as soon as possible. We are grateful for loyal readers like you, and we assure you that you are on our list. In the meantime, you can still view each day's devotional on our blog. http://www.aophomeschooling.com/blog/daily-focus/

DRUSILLA H 10/18/2011 05:33:04

This is my first year homeschooling and I felt so alone until I started receiving this Daily Focus. It has truly gotten me through some rough times in my homeschooling experience. Continue to uplift us. Thanks. Dru Birmingham, AL

BETTY D 10/18/2011 07:27:27

This is my 1st year of homeschooling too. Overwhelmed doesn't begin to describe how I feel! I had been pushing these Daily Focus emails off into my "Reading to Do" folder, thinking I'd eventually get around to them. Yesterday & today, however, I gave myself the "luxury" of taking time to read them before starting my day. Both days they've spoken directly to where I'm at.... and my soul is the better for it!! Thanks for the reminders, encouragement, and support! Thanks to all who leave comments, too -- hearing your voices reminds me that I'm not alone in this! Thanks, Betty Tampa, FL

Jody F 10/26/2011 09:02:03

I am like the previous poster, Betty from Florida, who leaves her Daily Focus for a more appropriate time. Usually that time for me is 10 p.m. when everyone is asleep (but me), and my brain is in a complete fog. Why can't I take my own advice to my children and get to my devos right away in the morning when I am fresh and I need that extra push? I will try harder as they are ALWAYS a blessing when I read them. Thank you!

ARACELIS W 10/18/2012 08:50:24

O my what a ride this has been ! Our entire homeshool has been in disarray (talk about trusting God) because this summer my son, 12, a Georgia state swimmer, was diagnosed with nonHodgkins lymphoma of a left neck lymph node that popped up out of nowhere! thank God his bone marrow was clear and PET scan were clear! So we have had to work around surgery, chemo trips (2 hours from our home), medicine, throwing up (sorry!), fatigue that was overwhelming, spinal taps, chemo fog (still a problem especially with Algebra), emotional up and downs, hair falling out and downright feeling terrible. Gracefully, Tuesday he had his followup scan that showed no lymphoma and yesterday he had surgery to remove his mediport. Halleluhjah!! I HAD to give up my idols of perfect academics, clean house, and all the other things that I cling to and look totally to the Saviour for strength and trust that He will fill in the gaps to my son\'s education! Very hard for an overacheiver like myself! A.Williams and yesterday

Brenda Snyder 10/18/2013 14:21:01

Brenda S- To Aracelis W God Bless your young man!

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