My guest this week is Sally Clarkson, a homeschool mom of four and co-founder of Whole Heart Ministries, an organization dedicated to encouraging parents as they raise godly children. Sally, it’s good to have my friend back on the program!
Oh, thanks, Mike, it’s so great to be with you today!
Busy homeschooling moms often need new ways to renew their energy and focus. You’ve designed your ministry of encouragement to do that very thing. Why do you think it’s important to start with a proper understanding of the word renew?
Well, Mike, I think that God desires to renew us. Did you know that the Greek word for renew actually means to make something new in the midst of other things? It doesn’t mean to start over but to keep going and only with a newness of purpose. I actually read in Isaiah 40 that the word that talks about waiting on the Lord and renewing your strength means not an old strength, but he wants to give a new strength, a better strength. And it means to add newness to what is already going on in our lives, an extra, a bit of his power.
Sally, that’s really an interesting perspective. In fact, that verse is been my wife’s favorite verse for years and years. We’ll talk more about ways to renew on our next program. I’m Mike Farris.