Thursday, June 4, 2009

I Can't Do It Either!

I have really been encouraged by Jackie Welwood's devotional books. She wrote 101 Devotions for Homeschool Moms and More Devotions for Homeschool Moms. These meditations are short, always start with a verse of scripture and then apply it practically to things that a homeschool mom struggles with. They are definitely not enough to be my only source of Bible study, but they are great tidbits to stop and read sometime during my busy day. I am working through the second of those two books.

This morning the passage is Exodus 4:10-12,
"And Moses said unto the LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the bling? Have not I, the LORD? Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say."

Then Jackie goes on to discuss how we all have things that we think limit our service to the Lord. We might fight and wrestle with something He's calling us to do because we think we CAN'T do it. We aren't recognizing that if He has called us, He will equip us. Of course on our OWN we can't do it. She says,
"Homeschooling is a high calling. It requires so much of us that it would be easy to decide we are not up to the task. I have heard women say that it is okay for me to homeschool, but they just can't do it. I can't do it either! I feel like Moses. He didn't think he had what it took to lead the Israelites. It was a big and challenging job. God's response to the concerns of Moses is applicable to our reservations about homeschooling."

It is such a relief to depend upon the God who made me, who knows my true limitations and will help me to accomplish what He has called me to do. Jackie ends today's meditation with this question, "Have you spent enough time with the Lord nurturing the only relationship that will empower you to do His will when in your flesh you see limitations that you think make God's call impossible?"

1 comment:

Michelle said...

great post! one i really needed to read today as i start preparing for next school year. i've already started down the road of thinking i can't do this and trying to figure out another way.