Friday, January 11, 2013

Grace and Strength for the Young and Old

So this morning I was reflecting on my parenting and praying for some divine wisdom. The Lord revealed the following to me...
Why is it that the moments I feel too tired to "parent" seem to coincide with the moments my children are too tired to obey? #InChristalone
I decided to post my new revelation in the world of social media and I was quickly encouraged by the best friends in the world - "Hang in there"; "Agree.Agree." etc. So thankful for real friends who are in the thick of it with me. This parenting thing isn't for wimps, and it isn't for loners either. It sure takes a village.

The cool thing about this word is the angle of interpretation the Lord gave to me. In those moments when I want to yell and punish, I probably need to remember that we all need more Jesus. He wants me to shine that Jesus to my kids at that moment. I am so thankful for grace that is sufficient and for HIS strength which is perfect when mine is gone (2 Cor 12:9). I know I can gently correct by pointing my kids to the same grace and strength I need to parent that they will need to obey. 

The Lord truly is our everything!

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