“This book of the law shall not depart
out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate
therein day and night. For then thou shalt
make thy way prosperous and then thou
shalt have good success” (Joshua 1: 8).
Is God in the house? What a strange question. Of course He’s in the house—we are Christian home- schoolers, aren’t we? Why do I even
ask that question? Before I try to define
an answer, let me tell you why I ask it.
I have been homeschooling for twenty
years now. In those years, I have often
heard comments such as this one: “I
don’t know how to make it work.” And,
more so, “I don’t know how to make them
work!” Or, how about this one: “How do
I get it all done?!” How do we educate for
success when we are not even sure what
that looks like?
If you are new to the whole idea of
homeschooling, the task can look entirely overwhelming from the vantage point
of the starting line. And it is a daunting
task, but not an impossible one! Rather,
I believe, it is a task that can be accomplished successfully. There is only one
way to do that.
That is to have God in the house.
What exactly does that mean? It’s just
this: we can educate our children to be
successful; however, according to Scripture, we cannot educate our children successfully unless we educate them in the
things of God.
We cannot merely bring our children
home from school, nor can we merely
bring “school” home for the children. We
must bring God into our homes, into our
lives, into our hearts, and into our homeschools if we are to be successful at raising them for His glory.
All education is meaningless in the
light of eternity if that very Light of Eternity is nowhere present in our homeschooling endeavors. If Johnny learns to
read and knows his Latin and Greek roots
to boot, but doesn’t know the Author
of all language, he may succeed in the
world’s ways, but he will miss out on personally knowing the most inspiring and
heart-changing Writer of all time—and
just might miss receiving His autograph
Is God in the House?
Home Educating for Success
All education is meaningless in the light of eternity if that very Light of
Eternity is nowhere present in our homeschooling endeavors.