Homeschool Firsts

Do you remember the first time your baby smiled at you? How about your baby’s first tooth, his first word, and his first step? As parents, we treasure these precious moments and record, photograph, and preserve them in our children’s baby books. However, God has given additional “firsts” to homeschooling parents—our child’s first ABC’s, first time counting from one to ten, first book read alone, and more! All these first experiences with our children are lasting memories that are priceless.

Jesus enjoys us, too, as His first fruits: “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures” (James 1:18). The blood He gave when dying on the cross was for you. He even recorded your name in His Book of Life when you repented and received His forgiveness of sin. Now and for eternity, you can experience His presence. He looks forward to each new “first” in your growing faith and treasures you as His precious child. Hallelujah!

Lord God, thank You for Your wonderful love for me! I can hardly begin to fathom Your thoughts toward me as Your child. I lift my heart in praise to You, Almighty One! In Your Son’s name, Amen.

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PENNY B 09/01/2009 06:02:35

I have to tell you that God really spoke to me today. I got up early and was reading in the book of James and the idea of first fruits really stood out to me. I pondered it a lot and then when I finished my quiet time I came to my email and read todays Daily Focus and was amazed that you were talking about the very same thing. God is good, isn't he?? Thanks for allowing him to use you as one of his first fruits. Penny Browning

CHERYL S 09/01/2009 08:09:40

I just wanted to let you know that your Daily Focus is a blessing to see each day ~ it's an e-mail friend!! We mortal beings always need encouragement and inspiration to live each day for God's glory ~ so to take a few moments to absorb the devotion that you freely send is a lift, and a joy. It always focuses my heart in the right direction! Thank you!!

MELISSA W 09/01/2012 04:29:38

Amen Amen and Amen

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