I love grace...I bask in the glorious grace brought forth by Jesus Christ! Perhaps, however, I have not properly communicated just how vital grace is, not only in our lives, but in the training and correcting of our sweet babes.
Oh that we would wrap the discipline and training of our children in grace, gentleness, patience, and love.
We must train and discipline our children, for no matter how "natural" sin is for them and their curious ways, Proverbs 22:15 teaches us that "Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him." It is for love that we drive that foolishness from their hearts. We love them enough to guide them in righteousness. What is so important to remember in training our children is to lead them gently, remembering how the Lord so graciously leads us. So often I falter, yet my God has been ever patient with me, pouring His grace over my failures. May we do the same with our children, extending gifts of grace in the midst of transgression.
I now feel that is necessary to add one more thing.
I have this platform (my blog) to share with you things I've learned, wisdom I've gleaned, and other such things, but I am only a wretch who happens to have a covering of grace. I'm not going to get it all right, and sometimes I'm going to flat out fail. I can tell you this though, I love my God and will do my best to honor Him and His word with this blog and all I have to say and with all of who I am. That won't be good enough for everyone, and that's okay. Our identities are not found in one another, but rather in Christ Jesus, who loves us and gave His life for us. I will always stand by the truth of the Living Word, even when it is unpopular. I will also gladly fall into the arms of grace when the going gets tough and the pressure to get it all right surrounds me.
Today, let's all let ourselves be enclosed in the arms of grace.
"The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love." Psalm 103:8
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