Monday, October 24, 2011

in need of grace

i have always been a go-getter.
i have set my eyes on something, and then gone and gotten it.
i had awesome parents who taught me that I can do anything.

i have a hard time accepting grace.
i want to just do better, be better, do more.

the Lord has been teaching me how little I am. I am weak and small, and need grace. Not just from Him, but from everyone. From friends, from coworkers, from my husband. My pride gets in the way and tells me "Okay, you can accept grace from God, but from _____; no way. You can do it without them."

and that's ugly and wrong. and my pride is comparing my strength to the grace of someone else.

little doesn't mean worthless, or lack of self esteem, but it means that I know who made me, and I know the power He has.

I am not God; I am not as strong as Him, and I need him and His grace daily.  I can't do my bajillion etsy orders in my strength, I can't do school on my strength, and I can't make it through a day on my strength.

so I'm relying on Him. and His grace and His strength.  I have this print in my office right now, and read it 1.3 million times a day. when my flesh wants to do it on my own strength, I am teaching my mind that I am to live in need of grace.


you can buy this print here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/NaptimeDiaries


3 comments:

  1. great reminder, i think we all get ahead of ourselves sometimes

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  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Oh, we are meant to be such sweet friends. :)

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  3. I read this yesterday and again today. So encouraging. So meaningful. So true.

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