Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Grace for Everything (spilt juice, being late for swimming lessons, fussy teething babies......)

So it is the 4th day of my journey of Reformation. I have noticed that I have a little more grace today. I am able to enjoy my children a little more than I did before. I prayed for each of them, caressing their sweet soft skin, tucking them into bed. Of course now they're giggling and goofing off (oh the joys of sharing a room).

In my heart, I hear a whisper: His strength is made perfect in my weakness. Out of all the times to decide to make a change in my attitudes and actions, this is probably one of the worst. I'm hormonal and emotional and nauseous from early pregnancy. Not to mention continually tired!

Yet what a perfect time for God to say: No, let me do it through you.

I am not wise, strong or eloquent in speech. I am no super-mommy. I am not without spot or blemish (and I also mean that literally; baby goop is always getting on me!)

Yet He is fulfilling His word in me. He is faithful and more than able to complete the work He started in me. (Keep going; there's so much more to be done!)

I yield.


redeemed diva said...

Oh Lisa,
I love God's simple and profound truths. Every day is a day of grace, eh? Grace to enjoy and grace to endure! Keep pressing in as He continues to produce the loving nature of His Son in you! Loved your ending: I yield. That's what its about.

Anonymous said...

How awesome is this post?!!
I am excited to hear that He is speaking and you are listening.
I can see the smile on His face. He doesn't care if you're not the perfect mommy, that's why we need a Saviour.

Bless you! Keep pressing in!