As I read this I felt as if this was speaking to a far broader audience than pastors/teachers; It was speaking to me--an older homeschooling mom who's generation now walks amidst the worldly. (I have older children who have graduated from home schooling). It is relevant to me whilst I sit among younger ladies whom are just beginning, or those just thinking about it. Our sphere of influence goes farther than we think and as the Lord is using us to advance His kingdom, the things we share have the potential to influence generations. So mothers, read this with that in mind and you will be blessed.
"The Shepherd, however, calls us to feed His Sheep. We are not to
give our wisdom, our insights, the fruits of our scholarship. Rather,
like Paul before us, we serve up our weakness, our frailty, our need.
That’s how the Word breaks through, where the power comes from.
Brothers, your flock may need some more information. What they need
more, however, is someone to lead them, to show them the Way. They need
to see you repenting. They need to see you wrestling with your sins.
They need to see you preaching the gospel to yourself, not because you
like the sound of your voice, but because you hate the sin that yet
remains, and you need grace. They need to see you rejoicing in the
fullness of His promises, and mourning both sin and its fruit, the last
enemy, death.? ~R. C. Sproul, Jr.