One of my greatest desires in educating my children at home is to encourage a love for the Word and a deep love, and reverence for God. I want my children to see and understand that God is actively working in their lives. That He loves them and cares about the details of their thoughts, hopes and dreams. My prayer is that they will grow and learn as they worship Him. That they will see worship well beyond the songs we sing to honor God, and that they will recognize worship as a lifestyle and committemnt to continuously pour their hearts out to the God of the Universe. My prayer is that they will seek Him in everything they do and that they will learn what it means to live out the passions that God has laid on their hearts. They are uniquely created by a God who adores them. He knows their inner-most desires, knows their strengths and their fears. He wants them to pursue Him with everything they are – right now! That their love for God would be so contagious, when they walk into a room the atmosphere would change.
Lord, use me to encourage their creativity, their passions, their hopes and dreams – that they would see me as a living example of one who pursues you and loves You with great fervor. Let me see them as You see them. Cause me to encourage them as You would.