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Christian Education School, a ministry to our family

Updated: Aug 18, 2021

Are you feeling the pressure of not knowing how to school your children?

Or you are returning this year and feel just a little worried of how this year is going to be and if you are ready to start a new school year?

We have all definitely experienced this feeling from time to time. But as we learn from God´s word we can understand God´s perspective in all of this, how to refresh and renew our minds and attitude towards our home and schooling.

When we understand our role as a minister to our Lord rather than just a school Teacher/Mom. I invite you to meditate on some of these verses that have renewed my spirit and have taught me what this ministry is all about. God´s word reminds us that

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as for the Lord..."

Colossians 3:23

I remember a church service where the Pastor´s wife explained the mind and heart set that needed to change in her life to understanding the word of service and appropriating this in her life. Her part as a mother in serving towards her family, how she needed above all stress, dirty house, overwhelm by individual kids and husband´s needs, to bring her heart to a true surrender to serve God.

This verse puts in context how a servant should do his job for his master and it reminds us that no matter who or what our earthly challenges with our family are, and even when we want to direct our own actions, this is when we really can learn to serve from the heart.

They are all really for Him. Through the years I have learned, I teach for the Lord, I go over and above the exhausting times for Lord, when there is not enough money to buy groceries, I buy groceries for the Lord. In the cleaning up of the house... It´s for the Lord.

And in our teaching the hearts and minds of our children, this should also be in our priority and understanding that we will do all this for the Lord.

Let's analyze and understand what this verse in Matthew 25:35 & 40 says:

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in "

" The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

These verses teach us our responsibility before Him as the King (a servant for a Master), the context of how God wants us to care for our children, and how we need to change our minds and hearts towards schooling because it is a ministry unto the Lord Himself.

So it is double exciting the perspective of how the Lord wants us to start this year. Our children need our love, time, our patience and to witness in us the character of service. They are always watching and imitating as we teach them on a daily basis. When they can´t get a math problem, maybe being not able to read, or even sound out the word, this is when they can witness our patience.

Remembering the first verse in Matthew, our children´s heart needs to be ministered and filled, in the same way as people need food and drink and when we lay down our own pursuits, career, hobbies, and ambitions to accomplish the job of our Lord, our perspective of doing this everyday changes when we understand that our ministry of school is to minister directly to our Lord. In this, we can also be an incredible example to our children to the change of mind and heart of their own lives and in learning empathy, sacrificial love, and service towards others.

Many times we can be worried about what will come in the future, or how we will go about when our child needs to do his calculus in High School, or if we will be well equipped to help teach/tutor our children academically. And often the years ahead can seem daunting. But fortunately, we have God´s word to reminds us of the perspective of who do we do All things for, and also for the impact that they can have in the lives of our children and for this instance the next generations to come.

So I leave you with this quote:

" Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raised"

--Andy Staley

It is in my encouragement to you this year to hold on to God´s promises to your life and in this that you cannot do, to remember that He is always stronger to make you succeed in your weakness.

This year, let´s take small steps by changing our mindset in our hearts in serving our Lord through this beautiful ministry with our home and family. This ministry He has given us with our children. And in this step of faith, I promise you that you will see the miracles and blessings that only He can do for your family.

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