When I pray for answers I don't exactly know how they will be answered. But for some reason after I receive my answer I'm still amazed and even surprised sometimes, it's almost like I expected something else or in a different way. Does that ever happen to you?
I have yet to share my homeschooling journey but here's a glimpse into what's been going on. At the end of the last school year I prayed about what to do for next year. (As I do every year) Almost immediately the answer was, to continue homeschooling. So a little hesitantly I agreed.
Summer break has been wonderful I shared most of it with you, starting with June 2017, our anniversary weekend and my birthday surprise to name a few. But in the back of my mind I kept wondering "if I'm to homeschool again, I need to choose a curriculum and take care of everything that our state requires". I kept putting it off but when the topic of school finally came up again I just prayed and begged God to lead me in the right direction and show me which path to take. -Isaiah 30:21
"Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, "this is the way you should go," weather to the right or to the left."
You see my children are his before they are mine so who else do I go to then to him first. And as always he doesn't fail, he answered fairly quickly and in a very unexpected way.
One Sunday night I saw on a FB group I'm in, that a mom was going out with her kids Monday morning. They were going to a place I've been wanting to visit with my kids so I contacted her and we decided to meet there. I haven't met her before so when I got there I went up to a few moms and asked them "Hey are you Amanda?" Until I found Amanda. We ended up talking for only a few short minutes before she had to leave. After she left I began talking with another mom on a bench. She introduced me to a homechool curriculum she was with. I didn't think much of it at the time but later over FB she invited me to a meet up, to learn more about it. I decided to go, to acquire some information maybe for the future, I thought to myself. I went to the meeting and met a few other moms from the group. I ended up leaving with all my quiestions answered and a few new friends. I also left that place so excited that the Lord answered my prayers and sent me this community to be a part of.
That one Monday morning I have no idea why I decided to go explore the new park. (I usually don't want to leave the house after Sunday's) I was a little nervous meeting a new person and had a million reason why to not go but something inside me just kept telling me to go. So we left the house as is, piled into the car, got over all anxiety and met a few new people.
On my way there I asked the Lord "why in the world am I going?" "I think you're up to something" I told him. I even shared it with the second gal I met. I thank him so much that I obeyed and went because through that I got my answers about schooling for the up coming year. And not only that but I made a few new friends and I'm excited for what the year has to bring.
Trusting the Lord isn't always easy but it's always worth it. The more you do it the more you know he will always answer at the perfect time even if it isn't in ways you expect. Sometimes we go through more difficult seasons or the issues we face are a bit more challenging but like I wrote in "Trust his process" we should just learn to trust him. If we take it into our own hands things may go wrong and be more difficult but if we trust him, he will not fail.
Praying for you dear friends!
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