Wednesday, February 23, 2011
We will soon be to March. My husband was telling me this morning.
I panicked inside. You see, that means that in a couple of months,
my son Elliot will no longer be my student, he will start college.
My report card will become evident to the whole world. My biggest
fear of the last 22 years might be out on the stage for all to see, have
I ruined my fifth child's life. What made me think I knew how to teach.
I feel like I am pouring all I am and all I know about God into Him, I sound
like a broken record, If you want to know God, you have to know Him though
His word, you must read it for yourself. You must first have a relationship with
Him so no matter what your professor tells you, you can discern truth from error.
Your two brothers and your two sisters have remained believers through college.
What tools can I give him when the doubts creep in, so I am reading and praying
and thinking back on all of the 4 other times I have done this.
One of the things I want Elliot to know is that God is our plumb line for truth.
In the first page of Genesis it says, " In the Beginning God." If you don't remember
anything else, remember that.
I also wanted to show him something. When I learned this it changed my whole life.
When I first started home schooling someone told me all I needed were books by a
lady named Ruth Beechick. I have read and reread her books over and over.
She wrote a book on the book of Genesis and in it she explained of using source
documents when you study. One of the things that will be in a source document will
be the signature of the author so you can believe the authenticity of the document you
So she showed in her book that in the book of Genesis that there are lots of little books
that make up the whole of it. She went on to show where God's signature is in Genesis.
Did you know it was there?
The portion God wrote because he was eye witness to creation, is Genesis 1:1-2-4.
His signature reads, "These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created.
Then Adams portion begins in the second part of 2:4 that says, "In the day the Lord God made
the earth and the heavens." It ends his portion of his book, at Genesis 5:1 with "This is the book of the generations of Adam.
Why were the disciples the ones who wrote the New Testament? Because they were eye witnesses to the things Jesus said and the things Jesus did. The same thing happens in the Old Testament the people who were there to give testimony to what they saw wrote it down.
Then next section is written by Noah himself. Genesis 5:1 to 6:9 Noah's portion starts, "When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God." It ends in verse 9 " These are the generations of Noah.
Shem, Ham and Japheth start their book at Genesis 6:9 starting with Noah was a righteous man blameless in his generation Noah walked with God. Noah had three sons Shem, Ham and Japheth. Their signature is in Genesis 10 :1 These are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem,
Ham and Japheth.
It goes on through and you have the signature of Shem. The signature of Terah, Abram's Father.
I have had my son mark it in his Bible and I will keep talking and praying and teaching. Because really, when I started so long ago, Elliot wasn't even born. Now he will be finished and my class room grows smaller. Until I will be the only one left the birds will have all flown from the nest and my job will be finished. As long as my children walk in truth only then will my report card finally arrive.
I will finally see if my work lasts or will it be hay, wood and stubble. I started teaching my children myself because of that little saying that said, " The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world." I wanted to change the world one baby at a time.
Even though in the beginning, when God called me, my response was couldn't we do it some other way God? Now, I am so very thankful that I was given that gift. Because really, God really does use the foolish things to confound the wise as in the case of me teaching.
As I have been going through all of my books this week. I have a lot of books. It dawned on me the reason I have so many was I really considered myself dumb and I had to educate myself.
The even scarier thing about all of my books, is that I have read them all, some of them over and over.
So I need to get transcripts made and placement tests need to be taken and all of those things
that make me shake in my boots. Because I am almost finished.
Oh yes, I am so thankful for the journey, and I do not regret one bit.
Only one I guess, it was over faster than I thought it would be.
Thank you God for knowing me better than I knew myself.