As God spoke to Mary, about being mother to His one and only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, "But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart." Luke 2:19
"They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share," 1 Timothy 6:18
We all ponder are we doing right by Him, by our husbands, children and peers? There are times when I feel I could have done better, provided a better answer, prayed a little harder. Pondering upon the past but looking to the future on how I can do better. Pondering over the past year and all of the beautiful Moms I have been blessed with interacting with and blessing with educational support for their homeschooling curriculum through field trips and activities for their children. After all that is why we homeschool right? For the children, our children! God has blessed us with the opportunity to homeschool them. He layed the decision on our hearts and guided our way. No matter when we made that decision it was through His grace. Our Lord has given us each special gifts to use
From The Epistle to the Romans, the 6th Book in the New Testament:
Our pastor did an amazing sermon hitting each and every one of these points!!! http://www.cvconline.org/message/right-with-god-week-19/
Whether in word, attitude or action, we are to love the enemy and one another. We are all bruised reeds in one fashion or another, not knowing what the other is going through....so God commands us to do all things in love, with grace, mercy and forgiveness.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God," Ephesians 2:8
He instructs us to build each other up, to be in fellowship with one another! Encouraging and supporting through our trials and tribulations as homeschool moms.
"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing." 1 Thessalonians 5:11
I always enjoy the company of friends and sharing hospitality in our home. Every morning I awake and pray to God to give me strength for the day and keep me and my children humble, to be welcoming to all who God puts in our path.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
The love of God first works IN you.....then the love of God works THROUGH you! As each day closes I thank our Lord for what He has brought for that day. A new face to greet, an encouraging word, a moment that brought a smile from a child. Remembering that from the Lord of Lords and King of Kings all things are possible and that when things do not go as planned, He has our best interest at heart!!!
"As iron sharpens iron, so one mans sharpens another" Proverbs 27:17