We never had a mascot for our homeschool, and my children never knew the excitement of school pep rallies. However, what we lacked in school spirit for team sports was made up by the Holy Spirit in Christian ministry. As we reached out to others, the presence and power of the Lord filled us to accomplish His will. Being used by the Lord and seeing His mighty power displayed was much more exciting than any football, baseball, or basketball game.

When Jesus gathered His team of 12 players, He taught them about Himself and His heavenly Father. However, Christ also knew His disciples were going to need more. To remain His faithful witnesses on Earth after His return to heaven, He knew they were going to need a new team spirit. Before He ascended, He strictly commanded them to wait in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit came upon them (Acts 1:4). At Pentecost, the disciples were baptized and empowered with the Holy Spirit to begin evangelizing the world.

Does your homeschooling seem to be missing something? Do you commit each day to the Lord and ask the Holy Spirit to control your schedule and activities? God knows you need more than just your own wisdom and determined spirit to be a homeschooling winner. Successful homeschooling requires a school spirit that comes from above. Only the Holy Spirit's power can help you find the victory for every homeschooling challenge. "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you" (Acts 1:8a).

Father, I would be so lost homeschooling without Your power and constant care. Fill me today with the Holy Spirit and use me to accomplish Your will. In the blessed name of Jesus, Amen.