When I was a teenager my parents sent me to a Christian school.  Going to this school meant that I would leave at the end of year 12 (should I make it that far – which I didn’t) without a year 12 leaving certificate as per Government schools.  Our school didn’t accept funding, and didn’t use government curriculum and therefore wasn’t eligible for sitting end of year exams etc.

As a young adult, moving away from school and into other areas, I remember my parents sharing with me their prayer that their children would have the faith to walk in the consequences of their parent’s faith.  It was a faith journey for my parents to send us to that school, and there were going to be consequences.  The thing is though that it was their children’s lives (as adults) that would have to walk in those consequences.  Would we (my siblings and myself) have the faith to apply for further education without the year 12 certificate, would we have the faith that God is bigger than a leaving certificate?   For it was our lives, that my parents decision to send us to a Christian school was going to affect.

My story is that God was bigger than the year 12 certificate.  That there was nothing that God put on my heart to do that going to the Christian school hindered or not having a year 12 certificate disqualified me for.

And now Peter and I have made the decision to homeschool and there are consequences for our children in that decision of faith too.  Our prayer, just like my parents prayer was, is Lord, let my children have the faith to walk in the consequences of my faith.

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