What would you ask for as a homeschooling parent if you could have anything you wanted? Most homeschoolers might ask for more curriculum, a maid, or even unlimited hours to sleep. As wonderful as receiving each of these requests might be, the great responsibility we have in teaching our children should move us to ask for something of far greater value — wisdom. After all, who of us can ever teach and lead our children with only our limited understanding?

In the Old Testament, King Solomon realized his limitations in leading the nation of Israel, too. When God visited Solomon in a dream in Gibeon, He told him to "Ask what I shall give thee" (1 Kings 3:5). Solomon could have asked for long life, his enemies to be destroyed, or riches untold, but he didn't. Instead, Solomon asked for an understanding heart and discernment to judge the people (vs. 9). God was so pleased with this request that He not only gave Solomon the wisdom he asked for, but He also gave Solomon what he could have asked for as well.

Do you ever wake up in the morning and wonder what you should teach your children? Homeschooling requires time and effort in preparation, but it also takes a supernatural wisdom that only comes from God. He knows the lessons that are most important for your children to learn, and He wants to lead you as you teach them. God gives a wonderful promise in James 1:5 for those who lack wisdom in homeschooling: "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." Why not claim His promise today? Ask and you will receive more wisdom and blessings than you can imagine.

Lord, thank You for the privilege of teaching my children. I humbly come before You and acknowledge that I need Your wisdom. Fill me with Your understanding and show me the best way to homeschool my children. In Jesus' name, Amen.