Monday, December 1, 2008

Just Keep Walking

The traditional school year is almost half over. The excitement of the holidays infects everyone; and just ahead are the long winter months. School can be the last thing on the kids' minds, and trying to keep them focused can seem impossible.

Centering your childrens' education at home is sometimes less about running than about getting up in the morning and putting one foot in front of the other. The good news is, we're not alone. Check out this excerpt from a recent post on R.C. Sproul's website, Ligonier Ministries, called "Enoch Kept Walking."
"What kept Enoch walking with God for three hundred years? He had an awareness of judgment coming. He had a sensitivity to the ungodliness of the age. And he drew closer to God as the reality of these things pressed in upon him."
In North Carolina, we are required to complete 180 days of instruction every school year. And that's a minimum, based on the assumption that learning does not need to happen all year round! But Enoch walked with God for 300 years! (See Genesis 5.)

So how do we keep our feet moving on the cold days when the wind tells us it would be simpler to go inside by the heater? 

Well, we have an awareness of the divine task we are called to undertake. We have a sensitivity to the challenges facing our families. But most of all, we draw closer to God as the reality of these things - and his promises - presses in upon us.

"For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe." 1 Timothy 4:10

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