Perhaps the greatest danger confronting the Church and Christian people today, is that instead of realizing that the supreme need of the moment is this knowledge of the love of Christ, we spend our time and energy in organizing activities. We have made of activity an end in itself. We say we must be ‘getting busy’. And in a carnal manner we are attempting to do God’s work. But how little happens! It is not surprising. We are forgetting the true motive and the energizing power. We should not work as Christians simply because it is good and right for Christians to work. The motive is all-important. We must work because of the love of Christ. We must not work because we decide to do so or because we are told that now we are converted we must ‘get busy’.
Perhaps the greatest danger confronting Christian homeschooling parents today is that instead of realising that the supreme need of the moment is this knowledge of the love of Christ, we spend our time in organising activities. I know I have been guilty of this at times.
We can make activity an end in itself. We purport this myth that we ‘must be busy’ and in a carnal manner we are attempting to do God’s work. But we struggle. We don’t seem to progress anywhere, which is not surprising. we can forget the true motive of why we decided to teach our children at home. We should not homeschool or spend time with our children just because it is good and right but because the love of Christ compels us.
Oh we can be so busy, rushing here and there, organising one activity after another, loading ourselves and our children up with a hectic academic schedule when sometimes we need to rekindle our first love- Jesus Christ. Take time to slow down and spend time in God’s word…letting it soak into your heart and mind. As the New Year approaches and many of us are busy planning the children’s curricula and schedules, don’t forget the most important thing – don’t do it FOR Christ…rather focus on Him and His glory, His majesty, His grace and let the rest fall into place.