I want to tell everyone who will listen. Don’t worry. God is in control. No matter what is happening in our economy or our political system or our judicial system, God is not surprised by any of this. And He takes care of those who love Him and who cry out to Him. If you’ve lost your job, and you are running out of money, turn to Him and pray. Ask Him to provide for you. He is your provider, Jehovah Jireh.
He took care of us when we had no income for 4 years. We had 8 children that we had to feed and provide basic care for. We always had everything we needed. We didn’t have lots of stuff, but we found out what really matters. We were changed by our experience. We are no longer spoiled American brats. Maybe God is doing that with you right now – changing you from a spoiled American brat to a child of God who has real care and concern for the poor who will practice true religion when you come through this. One thing you can know for sure – God is with you and He has a plan for all of this and He will take care of you and your children. None of us needs to feel desperate, except for feeling desperate for more of Him. We need to rise up in faith, get His Word for our situation, pray it and believe it and trust Him to take care of every bill, every need, every money situation and every problem that seems insurmountable right now.
It works. I know it does. I lived through losing everything, and I met lots of other people who had lived through it, too. Don’t give up. Just do what you know is right. Turn to the right Source, and I’m not talking about the government or any man. God will provide. Just take Him at His Word, and give Him a chance to show Himself mighty on your behalf.
I love homeschooling. We do it without even trying. Right now we are seeing so much in the news and on ministry websites that are so controversial and unbelievable that we just read, watch, discuss and pray and there’s our homeschool for the day. We discuss things like whether homosexuality is really a sin (duh) and whether socialism is a good system (duh again) and whether people should be allowed to kill babies. We see abortion clinics killing babies even after they’ve been born alive and my children, as young as they are, know that that is wrong. Why are there so many older people that don’t know that that is wrong?
We are establishing a foundation based on the Word of God and His principles. This is something that children who go to public school are not getting there. It’s not allowed to even be spoken of. Nobody is allowed to say anything about the one true God, but they can talk about any other god or religion. No one can judge anybody for anything, except for being a bigoted, radical right-wing extremist Christian. We are now being called the enemy. We are being called terrorists. Things are getting pretty scary. But whatever happens, my kids will know what they believe and why. They have a foundation. They won’t be tossed by every wind of doctrine and every claim of change. They are seeing what people are saying and believing, and they are seeing what happened to other countries that tried the systems that people are accepting now. They’re learning history right along with current events. Each of my children is learning what he is capable of understanding. I’m not testing them on any of this information. But I know they are picking up eternal truths and values that are shaping their views for the future.
I’m so glad I don’t have to send them to public school to be indoctrinated. I can’t believe the kind of thinking that predominates among the generation of people just out of college and in college and high school now. Just look at what they believe. Can you see children turning in their own parents to the authorities because they’re not following the rules? It doesn’t look too far-fetched to me. We need prayer in the homes. It’s sure not going to happen in the schools.
I have been writing a little bit on my homeschoolblogger blog, but I just realized that the only people who can get on there are people who have blogs there. So now I’m going to start putting things on here. Pictures, lapbooks, homeschool happenings, family happenings, etc. are soon to come. I’ve also been doing a lot on Facebook and Twitter. I already spend too much time on the computer, and now I’m adding this blog, but I will make it something worthwhile. I promise.