|My Daughter's Baptism - She has Experienced God's Kindness|
This is truly my heart. Even though I have to admit I was so focused on getting their lesson done that I was losing track of this simple fact. In Romans 2:4 the bible says that, "Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?" I had to stop myself and think am I showing his kindness or more concerned on Sunday about getting their lesson done and the logistics of Children's Ministry? Isn't the goal for their hearts to receive Christ and their lives to reflect his lordship? If we are not showing his kindness we are missing a critical element needed to advance his kingdom.
The same goes for our homeschool. If we are more focused on our lessons and schedules that we fail to show our children God's kindness than we are missing the highest privilege of the freedom of homeschooling our children. Laying on guilt and shame will not get us very far with our children but leading them to Christ and having them experience his kindness will bring about a repentant heart that will result in lasting change.
Be Blessed ...