It’s easy to see how some parts of the Bible apply to our lives. But when it comes to issues that aren’t so clearly answered, how do you apply the scriptures to your life? Today on Home School Heartbeat, host Mike Smith and his guest discuss this question.
Zan Tyler is with me again today. Zan, family issues these days seem more complex than ever before. How can we apply the instruction of the Bible to challenges like special needs students or kids who don’t want to be homeschooled?
Well Mike, one of the great gifts God has given us is language. And in Deuteronomy 6: 6–7, the Bible says, “These words which I am commanding you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.”
This also relates to problems we’re having with blended families, with special needs students. We need to constantly be discussing the truth of God’s Word with our children and conversing with them on other issues, analyzing problems, showing love to one another, enjoying each other, doing our math, doing our algebra.
As a matter of fact, research has shown that conversation works in our children’s lives to build bigger brains and to make them more analytical—and we also know from Scripture, that enables them to love God and know Him more. So if we want equip our kids in these problem areas today, then we need to be faithful to discuss God’s Word with them.
Zan, thanks for those wise insights! I think that will encourage many listening homeschool parents. And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.
The Word of God is living, active, and powerful. But how can it really help me deal with the overwhelming responsibilities and demands in my life? Godís Word gives instruction, direction, clarity, and discernment. Iím really struggling with homeschooling, curriculum, and family issues. Does the Bible get that specific? Zan reminds us that Godís Word provides hope, encouragement, motivation, and comfort, and shows us how to draw these things out of Scripture. Hear more encouragement from Zan in her live @home e-vent, September 15, 2009. Follow the link above to register for this encouraging e-vent!
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