Thursday, January 21, 2010

I Have Become Lazy...

... in teaching my children to be disciples. If you hop over to my home preschool blog The Fifth Street Academy (yes i do actually live on Fifth Street)and read Reasons I Teach My Children you will see that#4 on the list is this:

One day I will have to give an account to God of what I did with what he has given me. I want to be able to show Him how I lovingly taught His children.

So here I sit inspired (after reading Kristi's post on Raising Timothy) to get back on the path less traveled.  To endure the hardship and receive the blessings I have been commissioned to.  
I will be praying for God to use me.  To open my eyes to how my children see me living.  To speak to me about teaching my children who He is and what He requires of us.  
Because my dear friends I can tell you that I am making a change and that I will be more vigilant in making my children disciples.  The truth is I won't.  God in me will.  God in me will overcome my flesh that wants to play on the computer too much God in me will help me choose to read a book to increase my knowledge and wisdom instead of a novel.  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  

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Sandy said...

very good post! Thank you for sharing.

Kristi_runwatch said...

Excellent point that we cannot do it in our own strength!!!!!!!!!

I think one of the most sanctifying things about motherhood is that we constantly reach the end of ourselves and MUST rely on God's power to do what we have been called to do. When we try to do it on our own, in our own strength, out of obligation or pride, we fall flat on our faces!

Thanks so much for linking up today!! May God bless you as you make a fresh start! :)

Morgan said...

hmmm... sounds like we share a similar struggle, only my struggle is with getting a routine/schedule going again.

Jackie said...

Sarah, I love how your heart comes out in your posts. I take my job to care for the 4 little lives God has entrusted me with very seriously, too.

Kathy C. said...

That was a great post. Can I share from my experience (I'm a retired homeschool Mom) seems that January and February are tough months to get through in homeschooling...there is a sludgy feeling that just seems to pervade...barrel through it, and all will be well. You have chosen a mighty position in teaching your little ones, God will equip you well. :)

Ticia said...

I've become lazy too. I really need to kick myself in the pants about this.

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