August 21, 2011
Psalm 28:4 Give to them according to their work and according to the evil of their deeds; give to them according to the work of their hands; render them their due reward
As my family and I take a small break from what is our normal life, I’ve decided to spend some time preparing myself for what is to come. When we return, my children and I will begin our fall semester of home school, and although we have done some school this summer, we will begin in earnest after Labor Day. Homeschooling is a tough endeavor; basically it’s just a lot of constant work. Of course I could write on and on relating to you all the great things it’s doing for my family, how much I have really enjoyed being involved with my children like this. All these things are true but I feel like being really honest; it’s just a lot of hard work with hefty consequences. So, that being said I want to learn from God’s Word what He has to say about working hard. I did a word search with my bible app (handy tool that is!) there are many references to work. As I was scrolling down starting in Genesis I already notice one thing…God has lots of things to say about work!! I stopped at this one because I was confronted with what it said to me. What do I ultimately want from HS and what am I willing to do to get it and perhaps the most important…am I willing to accept the consequences of doing it wrong, better stated lazily. “Render their due reward…” never doubt that I will receive a reward from HS; will it be a good one or a hurtful one. That is up to me.