Hey there folks,
How you going?
If you don't already know we are away from our home town all year this year. The children and I are following my hubby around Victoria for different jobs. Each job keeps us in a certain township for about 5-7 weeks.
I am so grateful that we chose homeschooling 10 years ago when I had no idea what journey laid ahead for us. Actually I should rephrase that and say I am so thankful that we heeded to the voice of our Lord and saviour when He called us to home school, for it's no shock to Him what happens in our lives.
It's so important to be surrendered to Jesus and His ways. It's so easy to listen to your own voice and the voices of others instead of being still and hearing the gentle whisper of the Holy Spirit.
As a Christian it is vital for me to know my Shepherd's voice and go where He leads. He has the map, the destination, the plan, the purpose, after all I am here to glorify and to enjoy Him.
Wherever we go I make an active choice to live life to the max.
We not only go to church, we get involved, we offer our services and surrender our will again to Jesus.
"Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked."
Also this year I felt a peace to get my children involved in dance classes. My 10yo son is enjoying learning hip hop and my 6yo daughter is enjoying classical and jazz this term. They both smile the whole way through, it's just delightful. I am not placing them in dance to perform for others or to please a crowd, but for a different experience, to meet different people and exercise in a fun way.
Life really is a pilgrimage. It's challenging, difficult, exciting and adventurous.
Who really wants to stay in Egypt and eat garlic and leek and slave tirelessly, when there is a path that is leading to a land flowing with milk and honey?
I sure don't!
At first it's an effort to step out of the boat, to do something a different way than the majority of people. It's hard to swim upstream like salmon whilst all the other fish around you are going down stream.
It's a step of faith!
And what is faith ~
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen"
~ Heb 11:1
So basically you can't see all that is going to happen, but to grow and go forward as a Christian it takes faith, trust and an understanding of the one who's ways are not our ways and who's thoughts are not our thoughts.
Walking by faith and not by sight and pleasing the Lord is so much more exciting than settling down for a life that pleases others or your flesh.
Gods plans are so much greater than our own and I desperately want to know Him more and walk in His ways.
It's funny, I was only going to post about what we have been doing over the last week, but that inner spring within has emerged and passion has been released.
I pray and hope you are blessed by this post today as I have seriously been considering to leave blog land. Not for any negative reasons, just because I wasn't sure if other bloggers are really following.
Even though a lot of us don't know each other personally, I think it's important to remain true and real. I just can't stand the thought that someone might drop in here just because they feel they have to. It's much nicer to think you are coming by because you genuinely want to.
Just a bit more honesty there! :-)
Well friends may you have a very pleasant morning, evening or afternoon. Even though it's Saturday we are going to be doing a bit of school today like reading 'Our Island story', 'Parables of nature', some maths and baking and hopefully music practice.
Love you all!
p.s just in case you were wondering the above picture is of my winter scarf that I have been knitting in double rib ~ two purl, two knit.