Surprise, Surprise

"And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power" (Ephesians 1:19).

One thing you know for sure as a homeschooling parent is that you can never be sure what your children are going to say or do. Every day holds a surprise or two that makes teaching your children anything but boring. At least, that's what I reminded myself as I walked into my son's room one day. Always the practical joker, my son had made a look-a-like mannequin with his clothes and placed it in the middle of his bed. With the mannequin's back facing the door, I thought it was really my son sitting on his bed studying until I touched its body and the head rolled off the bed. If someone had visited our home and walked in the door at that moment, he would have heard me scream and thought our homeschooling family was crazy. For me, it was just another day of laughing with my children and enjoying their creative imaginations.

As a Christian, walking with the Lord is never boring either. The disciples discovered that fact as they followed Jesus on Earth. They saw Christ control the wind, heal the diseased and lame, feed the multitudes, and even bring people back to life from the dead. The disciples learned that Jesus was capable of anything, and they were continually surprised at His unlimited, mighty power.

What surprises does God have for your family today? He knows the homeschooling day that lies ahead and has already orchestrated divine encounters and blessings just for you. Your challenge is seeking His wisdom and obediently leading your children into that divine plan. What an awesome adventure you'll experience as you learn to expectantly follow the Lord! "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not" (Jeremiah 33:3).

Father, You are life itself, and without You there is no meaning or purpose. Thank You for the many surprise blessings You give each day that reveal what a loving God You are. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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CHARLES J. T 02/13/2010 05:39:11

Each day these devotions really hit home for me. I am a homeschooling mother of five with one one the way. Homeschooling isn't often seen as a good thing here in the North East but Daily Focus reminds me that God doesn't see things as others do. Daily I press on for the mark of the High calling. These devotionals, with a focus on the Homeschooling family certainly help encourage me to keep my focus on the Lord. May we not grow weary in well Doing!.

KATHY S 02/12/2012 09:14:32

AMEN. Thank you Jesus for ALL of our Blessings!

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