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Whose report will you believe?

July 6, 2012

While the USA seems to be melting in the summer heat, here in little ole England we’re being washed away by days and days of rain; but as a wise (Norwegian) friend once reminded me; “there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”; so armed with wellies and rain coat we’re facing the world!

It also seems to be ‘school report’ day here in the UK school system; there are lots of glowing, proud parents updating their Facebook status (and lots of concerned ones maybe hiding behind their iPad after tucking their ‘could do better’ little ones up in bed); I love what one of my friends posted:

I am so very very proud of all my children all of the time. I see their good choices and their bad ones and I see Jesus in them shining through. I don’t need a good report from school to make me proud of them….but it makes my heart swell with joy to read about how they are perceived by their teachers and friends, to hear others say that they see that greatness in them too, and to hear that they are trying their best. So today this mummy is exceptionally proud, and rather emotional too. What a gift I’ve been given…..will do my best to nurture them (with God’s help) to be the amazing powerful people that they are created to be!!

As a home educating mother we’ve don’t have an ‘end of year’ report or really an ‘end of year’ but I find it important to reflect on our year before our short summer break; reflect on my progress and journey as a home educating mother and on how my children have grown and developed. It’s important to concentrate on what they ‘know’, not what they ‘don’t know’.

It’s also important to see how their heart and compassion has grown; their love for Jesus and others and their relationship with each other – but most of all it’s important for our children to see themselves how Jesus see’s them, whose report will you believe?

Who believes what we’ve heard and seen? Who would have thought God’s saving power would look like this? Isaiah 53

Our plumb line is the Word of God; the words of Jesus; His love and His life – our children need to understand their life is in Him, no matter how great (or not) their reading is, how curly their cursive writing is or how well they can recite a Christina Rossetti poem; they are amazing, loved, accepted and there is freedom and peace for them in every stage of their learning; the more they understand and believe this, the higher they will fly!

So no matter what kind of report you’re pondering over tonight; let the peace of God that passes all understanding guard your heart and mind; remember your children are chosen, favoured and blessed and God has a plan for their life. Keep sowing, keep praying and let us not grow weary.

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up

Gal 6:9

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 19, 2012 5:33 pm

    That Norwegian quote is a favorite of ours too! It has to be living through this years ‘summer’. We quote it at least once a week to one another at the moment! Looking forward to that gulf stream moving on and to better weather next week {according to the weather people} :o)

    • leahboden permalink*
      July 19, 2012 11:02 pm

      There is a promise of sunshine soon…enjoy!

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