We are this minute watching Tim Tebow’s last collegiate game. He is the present “poster boy” for homeschooling, and a better example would be hard to find. Luke just noticed that he has written Eph.2:8-10 on his face. We looked it up and there it says: “For it is by grace you have been saved–through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
I LOVE that he constantly gives glory to God for bringing him where he is today. I feel certain that his homeschooling mom took seriously her role in listening to God and His plan for Tim.
God is interested in the small ways we acknowledge His working in our lives. As our world becomes more secular and humanistic–as our education selections come under more scrutiny– and as our children grow up with so many more choices of all types–we are going to need to be guided by the Spirit of God. If Ephesians is inspired (and I believe it is), God has already prepared good works in the future lives of our children. We have to be listening to discern how to lead our kiddoes to the future God has prepared for them! Wow–it is so good to feel overwhelmed in the sense that without God’s help, we can do NOTHING.
OK–so my sons will not set 25 new records for a mammoth college football powerhouse. But, God knows them intimately and loves them more than I ever can–and He has a plan for them—to do good works for Him. Today, on 01-01-10, I want to learn to be still and listen to God’s promptings as I train my Luke for the future God has prepared for him.