The coffee’s fresh, but my mind is not.
The hustle and bustle of the day starts without me, and my heart beats faster as my mind recalls all that must be done today.
How can I feel his restless when the day has barely begun?
I push my thoughts aside and begin to go through the motions of our morning.
My son sees me gathering the books and supplies for the day and puts his request in right way.
“Can we do Bible time first, Mom?”
His words ground my soul.
They stop be dead in my hurried tracks and bring me back to where I need to be.
His sweet words are God’s loving reminder to slow down and focus on the one thing that matters.
The one thing that my boys wouldn’t be able to do in public school.
The one thing that will get our day off to the right start.
The one thing that will bring me the peace my heart is already craving.
Every morning my son asks to start his day with God, and it’s inspiring.
He doesn’t realize the blessing we have in the ability to incorporate our faith into a school day.
He just knows what we’ve always done and his heart knows what it needs.
There are some days that our quiet time with God gets pushed to the back burner.
The pressures of the rest of the day seem to take over and before I know it, I’ve missed out on the opportunity to open God’s Word with my boys.
Those are the days that seem hard.
Those days are stressful and hectic.
Those are the days I want to run and hide.
I’m not naive to think that this is what our lives will always look like.
Life happens fast and things change in the blink of an eye.
I know that homeschool may not always be an option for our family and I want to take advantage of every moment I have.
My heart begins to slow down just a little and I can feel my focus shift.
We curl up under a blanket and open God’s word.
With my coffee in hand, my bible in my lap, and my sweet boys by my side, I take a deep breathe and exhale.
All of my worries are washed away and my heart begins to smile.
My boys hang on every word as we read together, and I realize that it doesn’t matter what else we do with our day as long as we get direction from the only One who can lead us.
Then, I am at peace.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him,and he will make your paths straight.-Proverbs 3:5-7