I was at a meeting tonight at church and a discussion before we started brings me to this blog.
One mother was sharing because her child didn't turn in homework assignment the child has a low grade. Her response is no sports this week and the child had to do the homework even though it was to late to hand it in. Will the child still learn something from this? I believe so.
When my children were in school it was required when you got home you could get a snack then you had to start homework. Our son was the challenge when he was young. We use think it took us longer to convince him to just sit and do, then it actually took him to do when he finally started. My youngest who is in her second year of college and commutes still comes home and starts right in on homework.
So this got me to thinking about our homework. We all have it. It is our time with God studying the word and prayer. How many of us have a set time and just get right to it. We are not to get side tracked and are to stay put till we complete it. I know I fail at this. I like to give my time of 1:00-2:00 for bible studies but I often find myself reading. Yes I say but it is a Christian book. That can be fine but I also feel we need to be in the scripture. What I miss when reading is the prayer for God to open my eyes and show me what He has to say just for me! That is my low grade days.
I think if we discipline ourselves like we do or did our children with homework we would find it will be come natural to come to the Lord every day and study and pray.