At the beginning of each school year, I look ahead and am easily intimidated by my inability to make the year (and my children) successful. I can’t see what’s ahead, and I wonder about the outcome of their education. Will I be able to prepare my children for their future, whatever that might be? I am homeschooling blindfolded. Though it may feel like and look like blind faith, I really have faith with substance behind it—our Creator Himself.
Obediently walking by faith means we trust God even when we don’t see the end result. We not only don’t get to see the end result, we don’t even get to see tomorrow. We might not like it if we saw it. It doesn’t matter. Obedience by faith today matters. Homeschooling is just one way in which we walk by faith.
In the hall of faith in Hebrews 11, we see that these Biblical heroes walked forward in obedience no matter what they saw with their eyes. The circumstances didn’t dictate their faith. Some were given promises, and some did not get to see the promise fulfilled in their lifetimes. But their faith wasn’t in the promise, but the One who gave it. He is the substance of what we hope for, and He is the evidence of what we have not seen.
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