Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. (James 3:1) Teaching is a huge responsibility. It is a calling that is life changing not only for the teacher but also the student. This verse is a warning and reminder of this responsibility to those called to teach God's Word. While I may not be called to teach in a public forum, I am called to teach my children and lead them toward their creator and author of our faith. There is an accountability and responsibility that cannot be minimized or ignored. There is a danger of teaching the wrong things or even the right things in the wrong way. I do not ever want to mislead my children or teach them wrong. My main goal and desire is for them to know the Lord intimitately and walk with Him faithfully every day of their lives.
I will fail and I will fail miserably in my own strength. I must begin every day on my knees and ask for wisdom, strength and compassion. I must let God lead me and guide me so that I can lead them in the right direction. Our homeschool belongs to God and we must be listening to Him. I must teach my children to hear Him and seek Him with all their hearts. I must make sure that every lesson lines up with Scripture and is true. This task is too important and I cannot take my responsibility lightly. I cannot glide through the days unintentional. I must be intentional about seeking God and pointing my children to Him!
Father, help me teach my children every day and point them towards You. May my words and actions never be a stumbling block for them. Bless our family with wisdom and strength to follow You, to hear You, and to obey You. Help us equip our children with the knowledge of You and Your Word that will prepare them for whatever their future holds. I know You have a plan for them. Thank You for allowing me to teach them about You. Please equip me to do so and bring You glory! In Jesus' name, amen.
About the Author: My name is Michele. I am a Christian homemaker, married to my best friend, and blessed to homeschool our 2 boys. You can find me on the web at http://4everydayblessings.blogspot.com/