Tuesday, May 14, 2013

it's been a week of needing an extra measure of grace.

for myself, for my girls.

we are dealing with teething and first tempers and tiredness.

it's been a week of reminding myself that i can use all my own strength,
                                                             but it probably will give out at some point.
my strength to be patient
my strength to be kind
my strength to choose my words carefully and
my strength to show love
  have all given out at some point over the past week.

today as the sun is shining through my window, i am reminded of this scripture:

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, 
but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.

Isaiah 60:1-2 (NIV)

and this one:

This is My command: be strong and courageous. 
Never be afraid or discouraged because I am your God, the Eternal One, 
and I will remain with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9 (the Voice)

Thank you Lord. 
Thank you for your Holy Spirit and your strength in me. 
Thank you for second chances and new beginnings.
Thank you for your forgiveness and for your never-ever-ever ending love.
Thank you for being with me and
Thank you for choosing me to be the mother of these 2 little ladies.

1 comment:

www.dailyparable.blogspot.com said...

This is beautiful, Kate.