I have not been doing the best at my word for 2014. this is why I usually never set goals or resolutions. the feelings of daily failure seem to be overwhelming, embarrassing, and completely defeating. I get so discouraged that I just want to throw in the towel and pretend I never made any goals in the first place.
my daily failures so far:
- not sending out not a single note thus far. it’s Jan 7… I am seven days behind. UGH
- not starting my read the bible in a year plan.
- not choosing a reading a reading plan
- not journal my Jesus calling everyday (although I did read it , 1 outta 3)
I feel like I have totally let down Jesus. I wanted to make him my daily focus, my daily everything and I have only completed one thing on my list. I am feel like I am not worthy of his blessings.
and then I reminded of grace
free and undeserved, that’s exactly what I need today. it’s what i need everyday
that’s indeed what my heart needs, undeserved, free from works grace.
2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
friends I am weak, but I have His grace. His grace is what will make me stronger, better, able to keep going. So you see he is not mad at me for not completing my list. He freely lavishes me with his grace and mercy. He knows that I want to complete the list, he sees that I am trying, and he loves me even if i fail.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
as long as I am keeping my eyes on Jesus and not earthly rewards His grace will hep me succeed. I need to keep reading the word, praying without ceasing, and taking up his yoke.
1 Peter 5:10
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
this week I am going to be using my One word and focusing on daily grace. grace in my goal list, my house chores, my friendships, my marriage, in mothering. I want to have the sweet aroma of grace follow me where ever I go. I want others to see the love of Jesus in me, by my actions, words, and the grace that is surrounding me. friends will you pray with me…
Dear Heavenly Father,
I am so thankful for the gifts you give us. especially for the gift of grace. Lord you are compassionate towards us even when we fail. Father God, help each of us be more like you and give grace no matter what, help up to give off the aroma of grace where ever we go. Lord, we are weak vessels and we need you. We need you to carry us along the way, showing us mercy and filling us with grace. thank you Lord for loving each and everyone of us. and all God’s people said, amen
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