Today’s Bible journaling contains a providential scripture for back to school time. While reading Matthew 24, I paused at verse 13, “But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” That little verse could be applied to so many aspects of our life…marriage, parenting, homeschooling, our faith (obviously). As I begin my twelfth year of homeschooling, I pause to thank God for the grace of endurance to continue, according to His will for our family, our homeschooling journey. We almost gave into the temptation to quit. Looking back now, I can see it for exactly what it was at the time–a temptation.
POWERful Bible Journaling: Matthew 24
P –Lord, I pray that You bless our upcoming homeschooling year. I pray You protect and bless our actual little school at home. I pray Your protection on my children. I pray they grow in wisdom and grace in our home, under our influence. I pray for Chris and I as parents. I pray we listen closely to Your will for their lives. I pray everything we do leads them in closer friendship with You. I pray we teach them their faith well; a faith they will embrace, love and share. You created them for Yourself…You have given them Your holy Church as a guide and refuge, thank you for letting Chris and I participate in the loving, teaching and educating of these precious souls.
O –When I was a kid, I used to be scared to death when people would start talking about the end of the world. But one day, as a young adult I read this verse in Matthew, “But about that day and hour, no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (vs36) That verse…that truth, let me take a big deep breath. I could stop worrying about the when, because no one knew! Not even the Son.
W —vs 35…”Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”
E –That verse right there is the reason we memorize scripture over poetry. Poetry has its place, and a very beautiful place, but not before scripture. Your words about the end of the world…Your words of truth, gave me consolation and clarity and so does Your Word.
R –I want my children to keep their way pure, “How can young people keep their way pure? By guarding it according to your word.” (Psalm 119:9)
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