I am starting over. Clean Slate. New blog.
I have been encouraged lately. Life has been a little messy. We mess up. I mess up. But, still…It is a wonderful mess.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV
Gods mercy is new every morning! A clean slate. A do-over. What can I do to be better? How can I grow as a mom, as a wife, as a Christ follower? Our life is a canvas on which we build up layer after layer of new, to create something that grows closer and closer to refined and mature.
“These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold–though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.” 1 Peter 1:7 NLT
Great is Your faithfulness!
I have felt too many times over the last few weeks that I am failing. My effort and strategy are lost. Motherhood is not for the faint of heart, yet I feel like I am loosing the race. It is messy. But I have come to realize it is a beautiful mess. God gave me my children, made ME of all mothers, their mom. I shouldn’t second guess that. It was intentional.
To help me remember that although, I am flawed, I can have forgiveness and mercy, I put up a Wall of Encouragement over my kitchen sink. I am working on developing my art of messy.