Money to Burn
"For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills" (Psalm 50:10).
Can you imagine what your homeschool would look like if you received the same amount of money that public education receives for one child? With $7,500 or more per child, you could buy state-of-the-art computers for each of your children, expand your library with quality reference books, take unlimited field trips, purchase tons of curriculum, buy your own copier and office equipment, purchase high performance microscopes for science, hire tutors to help with high school level subjects, and still have money to burn. Such would be the dream of every homeschooling parent!
Ironically, we do have a storehouse in heaven for all our homeschooling needs that far outweighs any earthly fortunes. God's Word tells us in Psalm 50:10 that God owns everything. We are simply stewards of the abundant blessings that He chooses to bestow. Our heavenly Father has unlimited resources, and like the birds of the air and the flowers of the field, He provides for every need of our children. How reassuring to claim the truth in Matthew 6:8b, "For your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him!"
How about you? When your checkbook balance makes you anxious, do you worry and fret, or do you run to the Creator God for help? If you are living in obedience to His Word, you can trust Him to be there for you. That doesn't mean you'll receive every homeschooling bell and whistle on the market or every extra for your home that you desire, but He does promise to provide for our needs if we follow the truths in Matthew 6:33: "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
Lord, You are a great and mighty God! Open my eyes to see the many blessings You've already given to me and help me to trust You for every financial need we have in the future. In Jesus' name, Amen.