We are changing our focus for our family. Well, not really changing it. More like honing in on our true purpose. It has been one of our focuses for a long time. Now, we are moving it to the top of our list. All of our decisions as a family will revolve around it. If it doesn’t increase our focus or attribute to it in some way then we will pass on it. Plain and simple.
You probably guessed it already. I am posting it on a Sunday. The day I reserve for posts about how we are serving the Lord. Yup, we are moving our focus to God to the forefront. This means our family life, our individual lives, our home school plans, all of it. When I stand before my Lord at the end of my life do I want Him to ask, “Why wasn’t I number 1?” He is a jealous God. He certainly will not stand for being anything other than #1. Am I really teaching my children to put Him first? I think that I am teaching them that He is important. But I don’t know that I am teaching them that He is it. All they need is Him. Everything else is just gravy. If they put Him first in everything then He will take care of them. Do they know this? I mean, truly know this?
We have been slacking lately in our service to others and in our Bible times. We are busy doing other things . The devil’s #1 weapon is busy. He simply makes us so busy that we lose our focus. We used to go to church on Wednesdays and Sundays, now just Sundays. It’s because I don’t want to stay up late and go get Michael since we have but one car. But it’s just an excuse. So , the children and I have to get up in the middle of the night and lose some sleep. Sacrifices sometimes need to be made. In the end, is it really a sacrifice to lose an hour or two of sleep in order to learn and worship Him?
I will post later about the changes we are making in our lessons. Suffice it to say, we have been preparing our children for the world and not for eternity. This world is but a blip on the screen when it comes to eternity. We will spend far more time in heaven praising and worshiping Him than we will here on earth. So, isn’t it about time we got busy doing His work and stop worrying about what the world thinks? It is certainly time that my family got to work.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15