Lost Car - Found Faith

"A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps" (Proverbs 16:9).

My six-year-old son came running to me with crocodile tears in his eyes and cried, "Mommy, I can't find my favorite car! Can you please help me?" Walking with him into the living room, we proceeded to look for his favorite toy race car that he had just received for his birthday. However, our efforts were to no avail as it was not to be found anywhere. I saw the anxious look on his face and knew we had to do something. Taking him by the hand, we sat down together on the couch and prayed.

"Let's ask God where it is. I'm sure He knows," I said.

After we finished our prayer, we returned to our morning homeschool routine. Little did I know, God had already prepared an invaluable lesson for both my young son and me. As we sat back down on the couch to read my son's science lesson, his lost car popped up between the cushions. Excitedly, we thanked the Lord for showing us the car's location, and the answered prayer was forever cemented in my son's mind.  

The lesson my son learned was that an all-knowing God was big enough to handle any problem he might have in life. God's lesson for me was that He was the better teacher. He had a syllabus of truths for my children to learn each day. My job as a homeschooling parent was to be sensitive to those Holy Spirit subject areas, so my children wouldn't miss the most important lessons in life.  

How about you? Are you so structured in your homeschool day that you cannot allow for any deviations for God's instruction? If so, pray for God's wisdom and will to be revealed. Don't lose the opportunities for you or your children to find the greatest truths in the world. "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths" (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Father, thank You that You know what my children need to learn each day. Help me to listen to Your voice and allow You to instruct our family in righteousness and truth. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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rose g 08/01/2008 23:43:32

first i would like to let you know we have home school our 4 children back in the late 70s-early 80s people are amazed how well imform the children are from being taught at home. we are planning to teach one grandson who is having trouble with school he isn't challegen enough -- he is bored -- teachers have label him not being smart enough --- we are looking at alpha omega to give him the challegen he needs. would like information on the deagnostic tests and receive the catalog. NOTE: If the curriculum need to be shipped ups -- need to use the house address thank you for time and help in this matter, looking forward to order the school curriculum

SUSAN M 08/01/2011 09:40:17

Thank you to the homeschool pioneers who have a left a glorious trail for the rest of us to follow. Although I was reluctant to start homeschooling (having a Master\'s degree in Education), I am so thankful I did. I have a wonderful relationship with each of my 7 kids and know that the closeness I feel would never have been achieved had I left them to another\'s care for most of the day. Cheers!

ELAINE W 07/31/2012 07:43:54

We are blessed to teach our children, even more when we see them learning!

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