Written by Léo Gaumont, published on 2013-12-30.
As 2013 comes to a close, it is time to reflect on our accomplishments of the past year.
Opinions expressed in this blog are those of the blogger which, although based on personal experience and knowledge of the scriptures, can be in error. No one has a corner on the truth but we should all sincerely be in search of it.
Bible Reference: Gal. 2:20
Year end is always a time of reflection for me. When I consider that "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me", I evaluate my year in terms of what I contributed to this world, of what would be said of me if I were to leave this world behind. If my life is His life, then my time is His time and all that I have becomes His. Otherwise Jesus is not Lord of my life. How did I reflect that faith? Did those who came in contact with me recognize He who dwells within me? Did my conduct indicate that I desire to be His servant? Were my imperfections made strong by His strength? Did I use the time wisely, redeeming it because the days are evil?
A truthful evaluation of our life will always demonstrate that we fall short in every way. If God expected His servants to be perfect before they could serve Him, He would be in big trouble! He simply desires us to be faithful to Him rather than the world; to be true to ourselves so we can be to others; and to be real rather than religious. These are the parameters we should employ when looking at what was accomplished through us in the past year.
Reflecting on what was accomplished in Education Unlimited this year, no doubt the greatest has to be that we finally completed our new web site after nearly five years of preparation. We wanted a web site that would clearly demonstrate our faith, be attractive, easy to use and informative. Included were improvements on some older useful items and a number of new offerings as well, this blog being an example. Our plans are to make continuous improvements on what is already available and to make additions in order to provide the best service possible to the home educating community at large and for our members in particular, who have much more available to them.
In closing this year, I would be very interested in hearing from you in order to ascertain whether anybody is reading this blog and whether or not it is helpful and encouraging. If it is, then I will consider that our biggest accomplishment of the year of the year has been to live up to our Lord's expectation to make other peoples' lives better in a confused and dying world.
Looking forward to hearing from you. Just click the Ask Léo A Question button and tell me what you think of our efforts to help the Christian community, home educators in particular.