Day 6 ~ God’s Grace Means You’re Good Enough
VERSE: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)
Sometimes so very hard to remember that who and what I used to be is just that…used to be. Today is a new day, I am walking anew with the Lord and YES, a few hours of sleep does help. Trying to have a positive attitude this morning as the kids slowly get up and come out to the common areas. We are now up to 10 ~ 8 boys, ages 7-16 and 2 girls, ages 8 & 14. One of my many prayers this morning: Lord help me to speak softly, listen quickly and remember they are only kids!!! Amen.
READ: 2 Corinthians 5:14-17
EXCERPT: B.C. (before Christ), you were held to a standard of holiness that you could never fulfill. But, after you accepted His grace and made Him Lord of your life, you (by His blood) filled every single standard God has set for your life. You are, as they say– “good to go.” But you and I, we still hang on to that worldly measuring stick where how we eat and whether or not we’re bathing suit ready defines our worthiness. It’s as if Christ’s sacrifice means nothing at all.
GRACE IN ACTION:
What is holding you back from walking in the fullness of Christ? Today, when you feel yourself shrinking back because of your shortcomings, put your foot down on that negative thought and stand on the blood of Christ!
Yesterday and last night were a bit rough. Kids refusing to settle down, waking up younger kids and laughing and thinking it was funny, a new arrival at 12:10AM, mind racing and the last time I looked at the clock it was 4AM!!! I tried listening to music ~ it was too loud!!! I tried praying ~ instead tears ran down my cheeks. The feelings of failure were running rampant. It is so hard when in my heart I know God has called me (us) to this place, A Kid’s Place. To love and nurture these children that are hurting from so many things in their young lives. And I know they are often reacting, we know they aren’t thinking! And taking things personally…so hard not to do when kids are yelling in my face, calling me names, swearing at me, telling me they don’t have to listen to me/us. And my humanness, wants to yell back, tell them to shut up!!! And instead I crumble on the inside, lash out at my sweet loving hubby!!! And that brings me back to
And so I continue to pray Lord help me to speak softly, listen quickly and remember they are only kids!!! And to extend grace to them and to myself in every moment of every day!