The Finger of God That Points the Way (Devotions for Real Homeschool Moms)

I’m starting a new feature on the blog this week. Each Saturday I’m going to be posting a short devotional here. In the Renew Your Homeschool eCourse that’s been going on, we’ve talked about regularly spending time with God as one way to find refreshment in your homeschooling days. But I know from experience that it’s hard to find those times to spend with God.

Each week, as I share a devotional reading, I hope that will help you as readers and me as the writer to make time to be in God’s Word. If you want to read past devotions, you can click the link in the menu bar at the top of the page. If you’re looking for a way to dig deeper into Scripture, Bible Gateway has a great variety of Bible reading plans. You can choose one that fits your schedule.
I’ll be presenting each devotional live on Facebook on Monday mornings as well. If you’d like to catch it live, I can answer questions or respond to comments. If you’ve missed the live video, I’ll be sharing the link here each week as well. And the Saturday devotions will be a written version of the devotion shared the Monday before.

God gives strength devotion
Here’s this past Monday’s video on Facebook (which wasn’t live due to technical issues). And now…this week’s Devotions for Real Homeschool Moms.

I Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

I don’t know about you, but I often wonder if I’m really able to do what I believe God has called me to do. Homeschool? Really, God? But my kids might not listen to me. Love that hard-to-love person? Really, God? But I just don’t feel love. Honor my husband? Really, God? But he can be so obstinate!

Whether it’s a homeschooling situation, a relationship issue, or a financial decision, we can often feel inadequate to do what we really believe that we’re called of God to do. When I’m struggling with this, I remember a quote from my childhood. It was one of those moments that sticks with you, that you remember years and years later.

“The finger of God that points the way is on the hand of God that supplies the need.” 

I heard that quote at a Missions Conference when I was young, and I have always remembered it. The speaker was talking about those who are called to be missionaries and pointing out that if God called one to the mission field, He would provide the means to get there. As I have grown older, though, I have realized that the quote is true for me in every aspect of my life.

God has called me to be a wife and mother. He will provide strength when I am tired and frustrated and discouraged. God has called me to homeschool my children. He will provide the resources and the wisdom I need. Whatever God may call me to do, He will also equip me to do.
Isn’t that a comforting thought? Isn’t it an encouraging thought? What God has called me to, He’s going to equip me to do. What about you? Is there something you’ve struggled with because you’ve believed it to be God’s will but just couldn’t imagine how you were going to pull it off? Trust God’s finger that points the way, my friend, and let God’s hand supply your needs.

Philippians 4:13  I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

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