Monday, December 6, 2010

Makes My Monday: Mommy Thoughts (Grace)

This past week has been an enlightening one. I don't know if it was just easier to see where people are coming from or if maybe I started understanding the reasoning behind why things happen. But I feel as if my heart was more open to take negative criticism and constructive criticism. Either way, that which doesn't kill us makes us stronger. I was joking about it on my Facebook account with this -->

God never gives you anything you can't handle. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, so at this point I should be able to bench press a Buick.

Some days, I feel like I could hold the Buick with one arm tied behind my back...ha ha

Eye opening weeks happen few and far between for me...but when they do, I must share.
Our Pastor is also our Couples Class teacher...I've learned so much going to Sunday school each week. I even asked him if he had a secret camera in our house because it seems like he teaches exactly what we need each week even down to the's almost scary at times. God truly has a way of giving you exactly what you need. Well, this week was right there for me as well. We were talking about relationships with our spouses..but this can go for all relationships. In Romans talks about the law..and the law back in the Old Testament was such a cruel law. It was the LAW and nothing else. When someone did something wrong, they were usually taken out into the streets and stoned. Wow! If that happened nowadays, I don't think that I would have made it to my teen years. But thanks be to God for coming and paying the price for us...we now are save by grace...which in turn means me should be as Christ...and look at every relationship through grace and not through the law. Give people a break. There is no use in tally up each and every mistake, harmful word, insane action, etc. It's difficult enough to live life peacefully without keeping score.
Why add all the stress when you can just possess a little grace?!

My goal is to live a Grace relationship with not only my husband but also with those around me. It's a win win! Others will be happy as will I....which in turn makes God happy. And what an excellence example I can be for my kids.

Thanks to circumstances through the week, and an enlightening class from our Pastor.....this truly Makes My Monday. I am ready for a fresh "graceful" start to this week. How about you?

*linking up with Cheryl from Twinfatuation for Makes My Monday*

Lily...dirty face and all...this was after having a she was nice and sticky as well....holding up her Birthday letter from our Pastor.

This puppy dog drawing really made her day. It's the little things that count


Safire said...

What a good reminder. I'd love to start the week with grace too!

Annie said...

Thanks for the reminder.

Cheryl Lage said...

A great reminder, beautifully worded. Here's to more grace!

Thank you so much for playing along with Makes My Monday, Sweet Lady!