Put Jesus at the Head of Your Homeschooling

Posted by Mimi / on 03/31/2015 / 0 Comments

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Sometimes it's easy to lose perspective in the day to day monotony that is homeschooling. When you start to measure success by the cost of your curriculum or the academic awards your children have won, you have lost sight of why you started this journey in the first place. We don't homeschool our children to gain the applause of people around us. We homeschool to gain the "well done" from an audience of One, Jesus Christ.

Christian Homeschooling

We can say that Jesus Christ is the head of our homeschooling but is He really? Christian homeschooling is more than merely giving lip service to the Lord, it is an intentional discipleship process of training up our children to serve the King of Kings. If Jesus Christ is the head of your homeschooling, the way you educate your children will be so much more than just "school at home" . You are discipling mighty warriors for Jesus Christ.

When Jesus is the head of your homeschooling, you measure success quite differently than the world does. Government schools educate with the standardized tests as their measuring stick, a homeschool with Jesus at the head educates with eternity in mind. Don't get me wrong, academics are important, but they are not the most important thing. You can have an average student, who grows up to love and serve the Lord, that is a greater success than the child with a wall full of academic achievements who walks out of the church and never looks back the minute he gets the chance.

Matthew 16:26 says it pretty plainly, "And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?" . What will our children benefit if they gain the whole world but lose their own souls? Is there anything worth more than our children's souls?

Making Jesus the Head

To make Jesus the head of our homeschooling, we simply need to step aside and let Him lead. The Bible has to become the plumb line by which we measure the success of our efforts. We need to lay aside anything that doesn't line up with the Word of God. This can be textbooks, entertainment, or activities that either don't line up with Biblical standards or take time away from the time we spend serving the Lord as a family.Take the time to pray with your spouse about your homeschooling, lay everything at the foot of the Cross and let the Lord give you direction.

Christian homeschooling should be so much more than filling your child's head with volumes of information, you need to fill their hearts with the Word of God. Intentionally create an atmosphere where Jesus is at the center of daily life. As Christian parents we are doing so much more than educating with the next standardized test in mind, we are affecting eternity, for generations to come, every single day we teach.

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