The Year of Grace
Watching my girls dance is a reminder that grace doesn’t come naturally. Grace takes concentration, determination, and practice, practice, practice.
While God’s grace for us is free and freely given, my grace as a Momma is hard-won. My kids need grace…I need grace in this crazy season of life. That’s my resolution for 2014; concentrating on Grace.
When the house is a mess and I am exhausted it is hard to give myself grace. When I am stressed and speak harshly to a child, or expect more than I should- it is easy to be frustrated with myself. To tell myself that I can’t do it; that I’m not good enough to be their Momma. In truth, I’m not good enough. I’m going to mess up…over and over again. But, God gives me grace, he doesn’t expect me to be perfect. If I were a perfect Mom and had perfect kids what need would we have for Jesus?
The kids need me to give them grace when they mess up, so that they can have a tangible reminder of the grace God gives when they sin. Discipline is important, but I must temper it with grace.
2014- the year of grace
I will give myself grace when I mess up
I will show my children grace when they mess up
God’s grace is a free gift- an amazing gift. Realizing that giving grace myself is hard work makes the free gift of God’s grace all the more sweet!
Thank you Amanda! What a maveralous reminder.
I love this… I need to remember to give myself grace, along with my husband and children. We are so hard on ourselves sometimes and that never helps anything or anyone! Thanks for the reminder.
What a lovely post and those girls certainly do have a lot of grace.
I will give myself grace when I mess up. I will show my children grace when they mess up. This is such an apt reminder for me as I was so hot tempered when I was disciplining my daughter this weekend that there was definitely no grace demonstrated. Thanks for linking up too.
What a really beautiful post and such beautiful pictures. popping over from #MotivationalMonday x