I am writing about it and bringing it over here to you.
And because I think it is so very important,
I even made a pin for you . . .
I actually printed this little ‘mantra’ out and pasted it in my kitchen . . .
This weekend, at the home of a new friend that my youngest has talked about non-stop for weeks on end, I stood in the kitchen chatting with her mom. We talked about how they had decided to homeschool and what they were teaching. She told me about her daughter’s love for piano and also for French. Since language has been a bit up in the air in my house, I asked how she picked French.
‘I prayed about it. I asked God to show me what would best serve us.’
A few minutes later, she told me the same thing about another aspect of their schooling.
‘I prayed about it and asked God what would be the right way for us.’
Not that the idea of praying was a revelation, because I pray.
Sure the usual stuff. A prayer before a meal. Prayers with my kids before bed. Little prayers for friends when prayer requests have been given and a quick prayer on the road when thinking of my husband on his travels somewhere. I have talked with God, had a chat about how life is, thanked Him for our blessings. I remind my children that it is important to thank God for all of our blessings and not only turn to Him when we want something.
When it comes to making decisions about schooling, classes, curriculum, activities – I have never really asked God to help me with a choice. I’ve never laid it at His feet and asked, ‘What would be the right thing here, Lord?’ I will surely discuss it with a friend, talk it over on the phone, agonize over my choices . . . but sit down and give it up to God and say – ‘Show me Lord, guide me to the right decision.’ I don’t believe that I have.
So the whole ‘less talk, more action’ . . . will be more of a ‘less talk, more prayer.’
God has a plan for my life. It would be good to stop and ask Him for directions once in a while.
Do you involve God in your decision-making? Would love to hear your stories.
And as always
Nicole, was born in England, raised in South Africa, and recently became an American that talks funny. A Liberal Christian Mom, currently living in sunny Florida, married to the man affectionately referred to as MR 51% in her blog. Has homeschooled her two cherubs since early 2008 and embraces the ‘World is our Classroom’ by traveling as often as they can. When she is home you can catch up with them in their outfit of choice – jammies, most days, exploring the beach in flip flops and devouring books. She loves Jesus. She says, What would Jesus do? A. Lot. Nicole fills her blog with stories on life, travel, homeschooling, infertility and adoption. She does not write about dieting or exercise. Some days – you should bring wine. You can find Nicole blogging at By Word of Mouth Musings.