No Place Like Home

"In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you" (John 14:2).

When it comes to schooling, there's no place like home. To a homeschooling family, home is more than just a school. It is a church, a playground, a museum, a rest area, a trauma unit, a business office, a hospitality center, a safe place, and more! The home is the hub of the family and a place where we live life together.

The home is really God's idea, a wonderful structure that Satan has worked hard at destroying. The evils and perversions of a sinful society have eradicated God's perfect plan of one man and one woman marrying and living together under His authority with their children. Refusing to believe the mandates in God's Word, the world conjures up theories and philosophies based on human reasoning and sidesteps the issue by counterattacking with offensive statements directed toward intolerant Christians.

Thank God no human can redefine the home in heaven that God has prepared for those who love Him. Next to salvation, Jesus' promise to prepare a place for us to live with Him in eternity has to be the greatest hope for every Christian (John 14:3). Each night we lay our heads on our pillows, we can have the peace of knowing that tomorrow brings no fear. We either spend it walking with Him on Earth or walking with Him in heaven. Life is simplified when you remember that heaven is your true home.

Have you forgotten about your home in heaven? Homeschooling has a way of pulling your eyes off the One who is preparing a mansion just for you. Don't let the cares of lesson plans, household chores, and endless tasks make you forget who is waiting for you at home!

Lord, You are beautiful and marvelous, and I can hardly wait to get home to see You. Thank You for this opportunity to make a home on Earth for the family You've given me. May we always glorify You in our homeschooling and our daily lives. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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LAURIE P 04/07/2009 09:13:32

I love reading these daily. I actualy look forward to getting them. My husband and I were unsure of if we should homeschool or not. By reading these daily I now believe this is what I am suppose to do. Thank you for your daily focus. I love every day of them. It does help me keep my eye on what is most important. What GoD want's for me.

JOY M 04/07/2009 15:40:55

It seems that the first chance that I get to read the devotional is in the evening after dinner and cleanup. But I must say that each one of them has a special meaning for me for the challenges of the day. Every one of them has touched my heart and my life and lifted me when I needed it most. Thank you for keeping me focused!

THANDI N 04/07/2011 04:16:25

I look forward to these devotionals so much. They\'re the only reason I keep checking my mail many times during the day! I yearn for something homeschool focused. I\'m the only homeschooling mom I know in my city so it gets VERY lonely.These are encouraging.

HOLLIE H 04/07/2011 05:07:03

I loved the part that said , \"We either spend it (tomorrow) walking with Him on earth or with Him in heaven\" . What a precious reminder of how blessed we are to never have to live in fear. There really is no place like home!

KATHY S 04/07/2012 08:20:04

I love our little home. It truly is our place or work and rest. And as the Author referred, we have an even better home waiting for us in heaven. I also do not encourage same sex marriage, without being judgemental, I pray that those who chose to live against God\'s word, would hear God\'s word and repent. I wish no one a place in Hell. It\'s too bad our world has gotten so distorted. I also feel that it is unfair that we as Christians who oppose things that are not of God are ridiculed for it. But today, the day after the day that we recoginze Jesus\'s death for our sins and the day before celebrating his ressurection, I think of how Jesus suffered so badly for us to have eternal life. Our sufferings though uncalled for, are nothing compared to what Jesus suffered for us. If anything we should try and take comfort in him. Jeus says that we as Christians are not of this world. So really except to spread the word of God, we don\'t \"belong\" here so to speak. I try and look at earth as just a place we pass through, until we meet with Jeus one day. Which explains the way other non beleivers here on earth treat us. It isn\'t right, but it wasn\'t right the way they treated Jesus as he suffered a horribly unbearable death. Dear Jesus, I pray that you would let others in our temporary home here on earth, see us as if they were looking through your eyes , and treat us as you do with consideration, love and care. In Jesus name. Amen. A very happy and Blessed Easter to all my sisters and brothers in Christ!

JAMES M 04/07/2012 17:11:12

This kinda hit home with me, as I am awaiting the diagnosis of a spot on my lung...hopefully it\'s not cancer...but realizing that I may be in that \"mansion\" much sooner than I thought.

KATHY S 04/07/2012 22:04:12

James M I\'ll be keeping you in prayer. I will pray that the results are benign, and that God will heal you, in the name of Jesus. Amen

KEISHA M 04/24/2012 12:42:02

Great reminder of where our true home is.I will also be praying for you brother James.

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