Grace….. Something I don’t deserve but God bestows upon me despite myself. New Year, new opportunities, new beginnings, and new grace.
I want my life to be a Well of Grace. I want grace to pour out of me. I want to bestow grace unto my children, my husband, my friends, family, church family, and strangers. I want to be so full of God’s grace that I pour it out to everyone, including myself.
Oh mommas how are we to give grace to others if we ourselves don’t allow God’s grace upon our own lives? How are we to be gracious to others if we are not gracious to ourselves? How are we to let the grace of God rule in our hearts and not let ourselves receive any of that grace? I know we are hardest on ourselves. We do not give ourselves grace at all. Well I know that I have a hard time giving myself grace. Then in return I find myself being less and less gracious to others. We have to accept His grace so we can fill up on His grace.
You might ask,” Well how do I show myself grace?” How about not being so hard on yourself next time you don’t get that “To DO” list completely done. How about you take a little time to read a chapter of a book and sip on a cup of hot coffee or tea without feeling totally guilty about it. How about not being so hard on yourself when your homeschool day didn’t go completely as planned. How about when you getting ready for bed and your house is a little messy you just let it go and give yourself some grace……
You will find when you allow yourself to let God’s grace rule in your heart you will have enough grace for yourself and everyone around you. You will be a Well of Grace, you will be pouring over with grace. Oh His grace is sufficient for you and me…. God wants us to live a full and victorious life but we can not do that apart from His mercy and grace. So allow yourself to partake of His grace today. Allow yourself to grow in His grace.
“Grace, grace, God’s grace. Grace that is greater than all our sin.”
– Pamela Henry