Thursday, September 3, 2009

Just Reflecting

Every time I turn on the news, read the paper or browse the internet I am bombarded with grim news. Last night was no exception. After a wonderful time celebrating the Mpact moving-up ceremony and feasting on cake with fellow believers and friends , we hurried home and tucked the kids in bed. The news was on and so was Aol. Latest news was read. My eyes and ears could not believe what was before them.
This comes as no surprise. To anyone with any biblical knowledge, know the events that must unfold... whether or not they choose to believe. How close it was at hand was what really hit home. A few years? If that? Guns being found in elementary school? Our health being handed over on a platter? Being forced to vaccinate or lose your job?? On vaccines that are not even done with testing? Laws are being placed into effect without our knowledge and when we finally get the "memo" its too late. The list goes on and on. Perhaps this was Gods way of knocking on my heart and telling me to get ready. Prepare our hearts and continue building our foundation.
I was chatting with a non-homeschooling friend a few weeks ago and we were discussing whether certain people feel that every Christian should homeschool or not. I have always stood on the grounds of..."its a personal choice..." its a calling from God and should not be done without His leading. As the world rapidly shifts so has my thinking. Last night as I prayed and thanked God that Homeschoolers still have this freedom, I realized that perhaps we should not wait for God to call us to home school. Perhaps we need to seek Him on this subject. Maybe us moms need to step forth in faith... as us home schoolers know, faith is needed in heavy doses. See, the world has blocked so much of our way to Him. So much muck and grime has slipped into our paths of us Christians that we sometimes don't know a clear line of Christian vs. worldly doctrine.
I started letting fear fill me last night. 100 scenarios filled my heads, all pertaining to my precious children. For one of the first times in my life, I lifted my head and asked the Lord to rapture us real soon....
I opened my bible knowing the only one that can calm my fears and ease my anxiety is Him. I would love to write that God led me right to this amazing prophetic verse... but He did not. Instead I "stumbled" across the life of Paul... an all to familiar missionary. I skimmed thru his letters and read about his persecutions and imprisonments... all due to his faith.
"Oh Lord" I prayed..." Im way to weak to ever go thru what Paul went thru... just take us now and guarantee our place..."
It was a cowards prayer but a truthful one, after all, God already knows what im thinking anyway.
I got too tired to even hold the book and had the most restful slumber. I dreamed of shopping (seriously) and for all of you that know me, know, God could not have placed me in a more peaceful sleep than that!! =)
This morning I felt lighter. "Joy comes in the morning..." as promised. I still was not happy about our current situation but knew I would have to pray it thru.
As I was doing the dishes and discussing our day with the kids, I (not so happily) reminded Hannah that her bible verse MUST be memorized by the end of the week. I write a new one on the board every sunday night from her list of "Must learn" for Mpact. I pick them in no certain order.
I glanced over at the board again and there it was. My answer to prayer.... in my own handwriting from 4 days ago... Its from the "End-Times" unit. I read it and smiled. God is so Good.
The very verse I needed for the exact reasons of why I was fearful was on my board in big bold letters... It was as good as if God had hand written it himself. Click on the picture, maki it bigger and read for yourself. Isn't God amazing????


  1. Very cute blog. I like what you had to say in this post. I agree with you, I think it should be by choice to homeschool, but I also agree that I wish everyone could see the things that are happening today before our very eyes that have been biblically wrote out as a warning to each of us. So many over look and ignore today, It is so sad. I wish everyone would homeschool to protect their children from all that is happening but I know it has already been said and now it is being fulfilled. I have these wishes to save the world but biblical prophecy has to come true. Rapture us already Lord! I am with you on that. LOL!

    Thanks for dropping by friend. Stop by anytime.

  2. I stopped by to thank you for stopping by my blog and I was so blessed by what you wrote. These are scary, scary times in which we live, but we really have no reason to fear. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. I was writing you about the message on fb when I thought to read your blog. What an example you are to me of faith and understanding! I agree (even though I don't homeschool...yet:), I am scared of what the future of the world holds and do see it as the signs of the times. I love your scripture, I thought I would look it up. We use the King James Bible version and I didn't realize it would be different. I thought it was interesting, the wording differences, although both carry the same beautiful message, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."

  4. I talk to my kids all the time about new stuff found from news articles from onenewsnow and other places. The latest was the mandated micro-chipping language that's part of the health care bill. We talked about that and other issues in our ladies meeting too. We spoke of how people in other countries are being persecuted, imprisoned and martyred for the Faith. We talked about how it might "go down" in the States and how easy it would be to crush the "Christians" in the states since we are so spoiled and weak. It takes the Holy Spirit of Christ, in those moments of fear to make us able to go through what we must for His sake. It is time for us to wake up, get up, stand up and stay up! This world needs light and with God's help we can be that until the end,( and I hope the rapture is soon too). I love reading blogs where others are growing in their walks and how God is revealing himself to their hearts. We are all knit together, you know?



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