What does that look like in your life? It looks like you being obedient to God’s commands to love Him and serve Him and to raise those children of His to know Him. It is to raise them to look higher than higher education — up into the heavenly realm of purpose and design. It’s about writing God’s Word on your heart as you reveal Him to them during science and history and art instruction. It’s about speaking words of life about their true purpose — not merely to be good but to be like Jesus because He was pleasing to God, so that they, too, can hear Him say those famous last words themselves: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Enter into your joy.”

How can you best nurture your children to be faithful servants of their Master? By being a good and faithful servant yourself and following God’s commands as penned in His Word. What is the best environment for this kind of Godly nurturing to take place? The answer is captured in these famous last (homeschool) words: Home Where ­They Belong.

Deborah Wuehler is the Senior Editor for TOS, participating author in ­The Homeschool Minute, wife to Richard, and mom to eight gifts from heaven. She loves digging for buried treasure in the Word, reading, writing, homeschooling, and dark chocolate! You may contact her at senioreditor@TheHomeschoolMagazine.com.

Endnote:

1. christianbookshelf.org/hession/the_calvary_road/chapter_8_are_you_willing.htm, accessed December 14, 2011.

Copyright 2012. Used with permission. All rights reserved by author. Originally appeared in The Old Schoolhouse®Magazine, January 2012. Read this digital, interactive magazine free by visiting: www.TOSMagazine.com or read on your Kindle Fire or Apple and Android devices by downloading the free TOS apps.

Publication date: April 26, 2012