Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hear Me Roar

Caleb made a lion face at school the other day.  He's a professional roarer, have I mentioned? 

The school psychologist came into their classroom that day and read a book to them about being scared.  Then she talked about how when you feel scared, you need to find your "inner lion". 

In the newsletter sent home with Caleb that day:

"Kindergartners discovered they need to find their "inner lion" when they find themselves in new places, surrounded by new faces.  As a reminder to always look for our bravery from within, kindergarteners created their own lions to take home with them.  Ask your child what he or she learned about being brave from their school counselor."

This is the kind of subtleness used to train worldly-minded children.

No, I do not expect anything different from a public school.  I do not expect them to teach my children about relying on Jesus.  I do not expect Caleb to come home quoting, "I can do all things through HIM who gives me strength." (Phil. 4:13).  I am very thankful for the note that made me aware of what took place so that I could counter the worldly thoughts of SELF with TRUTH.

Have I mentioned that we're homeschooling starting next fall?  This is a perfect example of why.  I don't want my children under worldly instruction that comes from Satan's dominion of lies for 6+ hours each day.  I want to fill their minds with Truth.

Caleb, our bravery comes from within if you have Jesus in your heart.  If you've chosen to follow Him, He will give you the strength to face new and scary situations.
Trust in Him with all your heart.  Don't depend on your own knowledge of the circumstances.  Do everything for the glory of God and to bring honor to Him, and He will show you The Way.  (paraphrase of Prov. 3:5-6).  Don't worry about anything.  But remember to pray when you feel anxious, praise and worship Him in prayer, and Jesus' peace, one that is so incredible that it doesn't even make sense, will comfort your heart and ease your mind in Jesus' name. (paraphrase of Phil. 4:6-7)   

 The devil prowls around like a roaring lion, searching out someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8).  Be always on your guard.  He's tricky.  Something so seemingly innocent is a facade for something quite dangerous.  And the classroom full of innocent children is like a tasty all-you-can-devour buffet.  He likes them young and tender.

Praise the Lord, HE is the lion of Judah!

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