This first week I’ve prayed each day about homeschooling my son, telling God about my desires and praying that God would change my heart if it was not his will for us.
At this point my desire to homeschool has not changed. In fact, I think I feel even more strongly about it. My son is just starting to learn how to read and it’s so exciting to be able to help teach him and participate in his learning. I got “Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons” from the library and we’re working through that together in the mornings before daycare.
On the other hand, I think I’ve been focused too heavily on homeschooling and not enough on seeking God’s will for us. Even though I’ve been praying each day the time spent is significantly less than the amount of time I think about homeschooling and read online about it.
This next week I’m going to commit to spending more time in prayer and God’s word. My plan is to pray more from Scripture rather than relying on my own words. My hope is that my mind and heart will be renewed by focusing on God’s word so that I become more attuned to His will.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)