September 15, 2011

grace, again.

Yesterday, for my scripture time, I was reminded that the Atonement not only covers my SINS, but my WEAKNESS.  I felt the peace of the Lord reminding me that He is helping me each day.  That He would help me today.
It is through the Grace of God that I am loving enough, organized enough, wise enough, energetic enough to get through my days.
My life is full of good things.  And, I will tell you being a mother of many is the hardest thing I have ever done.  I am sore from returning to my school year schedule and routine.
It is humbling when you try your best and still fall short.  But, humble is just where I need to be so I can notice the Grace.  Yesterday, I felt grace-- in the little things. 
“It is likewise through the grace of the Lord that individuals, through faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and repentance of their sins, receive strength and assistance to do good works that they otherwise would not be able to maintain if left to their own means. This grace is an enabling power that allows men and women to lay hold on eternal life and exaltation after they have expended their own best efforts (emphasis added)."  {see Grace in Bible Dictionary.}
"The enabling power of the Atonement of Christ strengthens us to do things we could never do on our own. Sometimes I wonder if in our latter-day world of ease—in our world of microwave ovens and cell phones and air conditioned cars and comfortable homes—I wonder if we ever learn to acknowledge our daily dependence upon the enabling power of the Atonement.
The greatest lessons I have learned about the enabling power have come from the quiet example of my wife in our own home. ... In today’s world a righteous woman and mother in Zion will need both priesthood support and the enabling power of the Atonement."  Elder David A. Bednar, "In the Strength of the Lord."  2001 BYU Devotional.
Not that my life is so horrible... it's wonderful.
It's just that even when I try my best, I still forget things.  I still have to be in 3 places at once, often.  My heart is much bigger than my capacity.  I love this.  "through faith in the atonement... I can receive strength and assistance to do good works that I otherwise would not be able to maintain if left to my own means."
Oh, thank God for grace!!
{the applesauce... 1)campfire blackberry and 2)pear spice.}
{ugh.  can you guess why i picked the name campfire blackberry?}
{ps.  isn't my husband the BEST?  love that guy more than campfire blackberry applesauce...}

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...