School Year Lessons

Saturday, May 11, 2019

I'm always amazed at how quickly the school year goes by. I shouldn't be: time waits for no one.

God, who is outside of time, knows what we should do:

"So teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom."
Psalm 90:12 (NKJV)

I do pray that after all we went through this year, we gain a heart of wisdom. Like most parents, there were ups and many downs. Thank God we are still standing.

My only assurance is God's character. He loves my children more than I do. He has thoughts of peace and not evil for them to give them a future and a hope (that's Jeremiah 29:11).

Teacher's Appreciation week was cut short this year due to rain and floods in our areas. We appreciate all school staff for all the work they do.

Like many people, I've had my moments where I struggled with different adult personalities in the kids' school. I quickly remembered the God I serve and His guidelines for my life. He tells me to love and pray. He has all the wisdom I need to face every difficult situation. I'm grateful for that.

Every year, my kids learn what it means to make friends and to be a friend. This year, we watched them overcome a lot in this area. My prayer all year was that they remember who they are in Christ. I also reminded them of all the great friends they have in their lives. We all grew in the area of friendship this school year.

We have major tests coming up here in TX and we will quickly wrap up the school year.

My confession as we close this school year is this:

"And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us,
And establish the work of our hands for us;
Yes, establish the work of our hands." 
Psalm 90:17 (NKJV)

I commend all the parents who are dedicated to nurturing and supporting their children. At the end of the day, I can care less about awards. My greatest joy as a parent is that my children's names are written in heaven.

One day, knowledge will pass away. When I stand in front of God (all of us will), I want to know that I did all I could as God encourages me to do.

The world's guidelines of success are clear and they are leading people somewhere. I'm sticking with the biblical view. I'm determined to know the God of the Bible and follow what He says.

The school year is almost over. We come this far by faith, leaning on the Lord Jesus. Trusting in His holy word. He will not fail us.