Whether you are new to homeschooling, or a veteran who has graduated some kids from high school already, you probably need encouragement to stand firm.
After the weekend, when the laundry is calling, dishes are in the sink waiting to be washed, and school needs to start but you haven't had your quiet time with Lord yet because you got in bed late the night before because you were out at a church-related function, Mondays can be daunting.
You are not alone.
I love this quote by C.S. Lewis:
"Enemy occupied territory . . . that is what this world is."
When our to-do list or our schedule or our plans start to make us crazy, we need to remember just who our enemy is. Although we may be tempted to think so, it isn't our children.
The devil hates us, we who are made in the image of the God who cast Him out of heaven. And he would like nothing better than for us to take out our frustrations on the sweet blessings that live in our home.
We are in a war, and we can't win if we make it a civil war. We have to know our enemy and his schemes.
Today, if you feel like giving up, or giving in, or running away, I hope this encourages you:
"Therefore we do not lose heart . . . for momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:17-18 NASB).
What we are doing, this raising up of our kids and training them in righteousness, will last far beyond what we now see. May God give us eyes to see beyond "Mt. Washmore" to the eternal land on the other side.