Friday, February 23, 2007

Wisdom Searches

As most of you know, we are homeschoolers.

As such, I've been taking a hard look lately at what I want my children to get out of homeschooling, and I must admit, I really like what I'm seeing in them.

They are so loving to one another, and I see the fruit of the Spirit in their lives on a daily basis. I love those kiddos so much! Just when I think I can't love them anymore than I do...God gives me more!

Many mornings, we will do what I call a wisdom search...actually, I can't take credit for the idea, because I just borrowed it from another homeschooler, whom I greatly respect for the work she's done with her SIX children.

But...what we do is we sit down with the Bible and we turn to Proverbs, and I ask the Lord to direct me in choosing a proverb to learn with the children.

Our most recent one was Proverbs 10:19 "When there are many words, transgression ( I used the word sin with the kids ) is unavoidable; But he who restrains his lips is wise." I won't tell you which of the kids really NEEDED to learn this proverb, but I'm guessing you'll figure it out if you know them. ;)

We have a lot of fun with these, because my acting background comes out and the kids and I make up charade-like hand symbols to help us remember the verses.

They loved this one, because they got to make their little hands do the "talk talk talk" sign, like you do when you're telling a story about someone who won't ever be quiet. And then they squeeze their little lips together with their hands, to remind them to "restrain" their lips, as they point to their brains for wisdom.

It's a hoot to see them do it, but they REMEMBER the verses this way...and they have FUN!

We also recently learned a verse from Psalms. It's Psalms 119:114 "You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word."

OOOH! I love that verse! Isn't He though...isn't God the most wonderful hiding place one could ask for?

And what better shield in this tough world could we ask for than Almighty God?

I also love the "I wait for Your word" part.

I love that my kids are learning at such young ages that they can trust God, and that He loves them and will protect them.

And...I love that they are learning the value in waiting on Him, and on His word!

Tomorrow is our Precept class for kids, and I think I'm going to do a wisdom search with the kids.

I was inspired today as I saw the work that one of my sweet friends did in a science class with our homeschoolers...she had them so active and MOVING...and they LOVE going to her classes!

So, I think tomorrow, we're going to take the kids' Precept class to a different level for those little busy kiddos. We're going to act out the precepts that they learn, in the hope that the Word will plant in rich soil in their little hearts, and bear much fruit.

I'll keep you posted!

In the meantime, would you please be in prayer for the Precept team? There are leaders in countries all over the world that are taking the Word of God to some of the most remote and/or volatile areas right now.
Korea, Peru, Russia, Romania, South America, the UK, and so many others.

Just this month, Mia and Costel of the Eurasian team will be going to Iraq...please bathe them in prayer.

For those of you in Phoenix, Precept training is coming to Mesa in June! This will be a super opportunity for you to get trained to either study or to lead others in how to study the Bible!

For more info, go to and click on Training Workshops, and then on'll see all the details.

May you have a super day with the Word of God and the God of the Word!

Love you!


Laura said...

Thanks again for another great post!

D.L. White said...

Thanks for everything you do Jesica! I'll definitely be praying for all the Precepts leaders (including you). :)