“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12
The lesson on using a calendar revealed one important finding: if my kid is to understand the concept of time in terms of days, weeks, months and years, we’re gonna have to regularly use the calendar from now on.
I guess that’s one thing I have not been able to successfully implement because I am not overly conscious of the date as well. My main concern would only be what day of the week it is, since our week is highlighted with the following activities:
Sunday – Bible study (men only)
Monday – free day
Tuesday – prayer meeting
Wednesday – bible study (our house)
Thursday – Worship service
Friday – Worship service / Kids Church
Saturday – Christian Education
Other things, such as grocery shopping, are done on an “as needed” basis. In terms of our homeschool, we do “school” whenever and wherever we can, on an “as much as we can” basis. We sometimes go through 2 weeks worth of lessons in 6 days while other times we stop altogether for a couple weeks or more (like when we moved to our new apartment). Our daily schedule is flexible as well. I know we’re not exactly being able to teach our kids a sense of “rhythm” or the art of conforming to a daily routine, but under our present circumstances, we’re doing the best we can. As long as I am able to take care of my family, feed and bathe the little girl and baby, play with them then put them to bed, I am happy. School is squeezed anywhere in between, and by God’s grace we are generally moving at an acceptable pace.
However, as the verse above reminds me, it’s not enough to just go through each day hoping to finish this and that and so and so. Some things, we simply have to make a priority. As the kids’ song goes, one must “Read your Bible; Pray everyday.”
The Bible tells us to “number our days.” Ephesians 5:15-17 teaches us the same. So regardless of how we are able to fill each minute of the day, family prayer time and reading His Word is the wisest way we could ever spend our most precious time of the day.
May The Lord grant us the wisdom and grace to always seek Him first –above all things — and everything else will fall into place. Amen!