Friends, I was reading through Proverb 24 last week and verse 6 smacked me loud and clear as a homeschool verse. Ive never thought of this verse in regards to homeschooling before so I thought I would share it with you all today.
The beginning of this verse is so applicable to what we are all doing homeschooling our children. We are in a war, every day. The war for our children’s souls. One of the main reasons I believe most of us have chosen to homeschool is so that we can disciple our children, building their foundation firmly on the rock of Christ. This is in complete opposition to the world. Satan is on the attack, looking to tear apart the homeschool family, looking to break the solid foundation we are building. We are in a war and we need to face it as such. Pick up our sword daily, do not let it drop and walk head first in the battle for our children’s souls. Fight the hard fights, point them back to Christ again and again and again. We must not grow tired in doing good.
The second piece of this verse is equally important for the homeschool family. If you read the verses surrounding this verse they are covered in seeking wisdom. We as homeschool families need a multitude of wise counselors as we fight the battle for our children’s soul. Bring in wise counsel, seek it out to help direct and encourage you when the going gets tough - because we all know there are hard days. But let me plead with you a bit of caution here too. Be careful who your wise counsel is. Look for those who have walked this road of Christian homeschooling before you, look for those with older children who are still walking with Christ, fill your time reading the Word of God (as there is no better place to get counsel) and be aware of worldly philosophies that are entering your home verses Godly wisdom. Ask the Lord to cause red flags in your spirit when you hear wisdom that doesn’t line up with His heart, ask Him to bring you those who will walk this path and encourage you as you fight daily.
We are in a war and the damage that can be caused if we don’t take the battle seriously can have lasting consequences.
I want to encourage each of you to join together arm in arm with those families here in Raising Arrows. Let us be wise counsel for each other, be each other’s greatest cheerleaders and point each other back to Christ as needed. This is the heart of Raising Arrows - a community of likeminded homeschool Christians families striving together to not let the enemy take any ground in our marriages or the lives of our children. Thankful for each of you, your passion for homeschooling, your love for the Lord, and your daily faithfulness to your children. Keep on the good fight my friends!