As we were singing this song in church today, I realized how it applies to every area of life INCLUDING homeschooling. We tend to think of homeschooling as a separate subject, but I assure you, it’s not. God wants EVERY area of our lives yielded to Him. It’s where we find peace when the world tells us we couldn’t possibly find it: “Who wants to spend 24/7 with their kids? What makes you ‘qualified’ to educate them? You may just ruin them.”
God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. With that in mind, read these words:
Come away from rush and hurry to the stillness of God’s peace;
from our vain ambition’s worry, come to Christ and find release.
Come away from noise and clamor, life’s demands and frenzied pace;
come to join the people gathered here to seek and find God’s face.
In the pastures of God’s goodness we lie down to rest our soul.
From the waters of God’s mercy we drink deeply, are made whole.
At the table of God’s presence all the saints are richly fed.
With the oil of God’s anointing into service we are led.
Come, then, children, with your burdens; life’s confusions, fears and pain.
Leave them at the cross of Jesus; take instead his kingdom’s reign.
Bring your thirsts, for he will quench them; he alone will satisfy.
All our longings find attainment when to self we gladly die.
Home educating our kids often involves dying to self…to the ideas and ideals that might feed our pride, but don’t actually serve our children or our precious Savior.
God says His yoke is easy and His burden is light, but first we “come away from rush and hurry to the stillness of God’s peace….”
(Related Podcast “Am I Yielded”)