Who Speaks for God?

"And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long" (Psalm 35:28).

During the early 1980s, there were few voices that publicly championed the cause of homeschooling. Fortunately, the men and women who did speak out were effective, powerful, and passionate communicators who left a lasting impact on my life. As a young parent with two preschool-aged children, I paid attention to their knowledgeable research, books, and advice against traditional schooling. Willing to go against the flow, they set the precedent for today's modern homeschooling movement and inspired thousands of homeschooling families just like mine to do the same.

After Christ's ascension to heaven, perhaps no other man furthered the cause of Christ during Bible times more than the apostle Paul. Being willing to go to the Gentiles, he set a new precedent when he shared the Gospel message. The Jewish leaders were upset when Paul established new churches with thousands of Gentile believers who came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. As these new believers suffered for their faith, they also boldly spoke the truth of Christ crucified, and the world was forever changed.

How about you? Are you willing to speak for God in today's world? Although you may be tempted to succumb to the world's intimidation, you have an opportunity to use your voice to speak out for Jesus. As you homeschool, know your Bible and boldly share its truths. Then, watch as God uses you to make a difference in the lives of your children, as well as countless others. May we all be like Paul when he declared, "That therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak" (Ephesians 6:20b).

Lord, give me courage to declare You as Lord and let me be as the early believers when they prayed, "Grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word" (Acts 4:29). In Jesus' name, Amen.

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BARBARA S 09/12/2009 08:28:17

We LOVE your company. Incidentally, our oldest son finished High School away from home with (what we just learned to be) Switched On Schoolhouse. He just suddenly decided to go to college, walked onto a local campus to learn admission requirements, and he, we, and the admissions office were all highly impressed with his well-above average preparation. After living on a horse ranch (where he finished high school with your system) he was fully prepared to go straight into College Algebra and also tested high in Literature. Further testing was scheduled for soon. Wow.

SANDRA S 09/09/2011 05:53:11

I love this article because it is precisely why we should all be home schooling our children. We must all be bold witnesses for spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our job is to prepare our children to communicate with people from all walks and levels of education and life. We must be certain they not only know who He is, but who we are IN Him. We must know why we believe what we believe so as not to be swayed. Thank you :)

KATHY S 09/09/2012 10:06:46

This Devotional was a good reminder for me to get to know my Bible better. And, this is reminder #2, last night our Pastor stroongly encouraged all of us to get into one of the community groups for Bible study. I'm guessing hearing this message twice in less than 24 hours God's letting me know something! I do however teach my son evrything I know about Jesus, and the most important thing is salvation and always following and loving Christ. So I have a good foundation for him, soon the rest of the stories from the Bible.

Carol Kauzlarich 09/09/2014 13:18:05

Kudos to Dr. Raymond and Dorothy Moore ... the "Grandparents" of home-schooling in America! This reminds me of their tireless dedication to home-educating parents and commitment to the Lord! I pray their stories, wisdom, and insights are never forgotten!

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