Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hide yo kids, Hide yo wife, and Hide yo husband...

Over the summer I decided it would be a good time to update the good ol' blog roll. I already had quite a few fashion blogs I had kept up but I wanted to find a couple christian fashion blogs to add to the list. I figured it would be easy enough.

Ha! Wrong! Satan really used the internet and religious peoples opinions to try and change what my convictions were, which were already deeply rooted in God and His Word. 

Just like how we see throughout the Bible, the world wasn't the only one that didn't understand Jesus teaching's, the "religious" world aka the Pharisees were according to Jesus, worse off than "the world".

"...I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you."
-Matthew 21:31

Majority of the religious blogs I came upon were so legalistic it was mind boggling. I would spend hours on the internet each day, thinking that I was doing something wrong because I wasn't living like these women. I thought God was mad at me and I was focusing so much on my flesh I didn't even realize till a month later when God finally spoke to my heart and told me nothing I could do or not do would earn merit with Him, it is only through His son that He is pleased and that I could stop living by only works and start living by grace. 

(This exposure of legalism will be a continuing topic throughout my blog. I want to make women and young girls aware and to not fall for traps like I did for so long)

One that really stood out to me was that "I should homeschool my kids when I have some because you don't want your kids to be influenced by the world and to become friends with the "bad kids"". This is for lack of better words what they were saying, it was just sugar coated.

Then I thought, okay wait, what if God thought this way about His Son? God and Jesus were in heaven together before the Earth was even formed.

For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me; and this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up at the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

God could have said "I don't want my Son going down there with those heathens and sinners. He's staying right here next to me."

Even Jesus himself, His best friends were the average country men that messed up a lot but He knew they would follow because they were humble enough to learn and listen and bold enough to go speak the truth.

Could you imagine if Jesus hadn't been born during that time period and was born today? We'd see Him having meals with strippers and hustlers. That always illustrates how humble and loving He was.
(I think this picture is a little racist and judgmental.... But ya'll get the point. Modern day version)

I don't see how keeping a child away from the world because a parent thinks public school kids are ungodly or unrighteous is Godly. Your children as well as yourself, should be a living testimony. We should be going out into the world proclaiming Christ and being humble enough to be amongst those who don't know Him.

I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.
- John 17:15-18

I am in no way saying that public schooling is better than homeschooling. If a parent has prayed about it and taken the matter up with God, then Amen, keep your kid home. 

What I am saying is "check your heart & check your motives". If the reason you are doing something is for God, then make sure it truly pleases Him. If you're unsure about a decision, look to the scriptures for help. I actually wrote that down yesterday as a goal, that I was going to look to the scriptures more for decision making.

We should be winning as many souls as we can to Christ and we can't do that by staying in our homes all day not interacting with sinners which hey, just in case you forgot, you're one too *raises hand, and me!*

What are your thoughts on home schooling vs public schooling? Have you been home schooled or home schooled your children? Or done both? What are your opinions?


  1. Great Topic Girl!

    As a parent, it is SO easy for us to feel protective, and it's even easier for us to blame other children and their behaviors for the misbehaviors in our own. I think that Public Schooling is a great way to expose children to the world that the Lord so loved that he sent his Son to die for, and a great way to teach them about the importance in being a "light in the darkness" if you will. For how can one understand his mission, if he is not faced with his challenge??

  2. Thanks court for the encouragement... I'm so glad you agree that we should shine our light to the world and not only in our home... Your little one is so precious by the way!

  3. This post was amazing! When I started my blog I felt like I had to become one of those bloggers who mentioned God in every post and if I didn't, He would be mad at me. But, I've realized that it isn't a sin to like clothes, interior design, etc as long as it doesn't become my focus.

    I also felt like I wasn't a "good" Christian unless I homeschooled my son. I realized that I can't give him the (academic) education he needs. However, it will ALWAYS be up to me to teach him about the God we serve. We are planning on sending him to Christian school but, speaking from experience, Christian school kids are not always "saints". So, I think it's a good "compromise" for our family.