Back to Homeschool with the Best Teacher Ever is part of the Back to Homeschool: Mind Over Matter blog series. This post has been provided by Tara from Minivan Ministries.
It’s back to school time! Even though we may be homeschoolers and we don’t have to stress over who our children will have for a teacher, their teacher still matters! In fact, your kids have the best teacher ever! And I’m not talking about you!
Wait. Do you think you are your child’s only teacher? Think again. Their teacher, at least their most important teacher, may not be who you think. If you are a believer, your child’s most important teacher, the best teacher ever, is the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit as Teacher
Why is the Holy Spirit the best teacher ever? It is simply because He made everything, so He knows the ins and outs of it all! That, and the fact that He loves us and wants what is best for us.
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through Him and for Him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:15-18
What This Means for You…
There are many wonderful implications of having the Holy Spirit as your child’s teacher. First of all…it let’s you off the hook! Be your child’s main teacher for their entire school career can be a lot of pressure! What if they leave your care without knowing something vital? What if they aren’t prepared for college or a career? No human can be fully prepared for everything, but with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, He will prepare your children for whatever may come their way.
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“For we are his workmanship, created in Messiah for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
Isn’t that beautiful?! God prepared good works for us to do. We are His WORKMANSHIP. That means that He is making us, forming us into what He needs us to be. Isn’t that the purpose of school, to form our children and prepare them for the life God has planned for them?
Do You Want to Know More About How to Let the Holy Spirit Teach Your Child?
If you would like to know more practical steps about how you can let the Holy Spirit take over as the best teacher ever, and what this means for you, please check out “The Holy Spirit is Best Teacher Ever” at Minivan Ministries. While you are there, you can join us and grab a free Back to School Bible Study!
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Tara Wohlford is a homeschool mom who lives in Nashville, TN with her family of 5. She is a former public school teacher turned homeschooler, with experience in children’s ministry as well. Visit Tara at MinivanMinistries.com, where she blogs about homeschooling and making Jesus the driving force in your family. You can also hang out with her on FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.