Wednesday, March 30, 2011

One of those days...

Just to warn you, this is a different kind of post. :)

Do you ever have one of those days? No, not that kind, the kind where everything just seems right in the world? Don't get me wrong, I have a lot of stuff going on in my life (don't we all?), but a couple of days ago, I really, really had a good day. The weather was beautiful, my husband made me laugh and I just relished in the time with my children. I LOVE being a Mom!

I always love my children and thank God every day for the blessing he has given me in the form of two sweet, amazing boys. But Tuesday, I literally stepped back for a minute and watched my boys play, giggle and "be silly with me" (as Sean likes to call it). At that very moment, I fell in love with my life.

I am working to grow in my relationship with God and become the woman he wants me to be. But, it's hard. Really, really hard. Sin creeps up, negative thoughts and words come out of my mouth, and I wonder, why would God love me? Then I turn to scripture (something I haven't done much of in the past) and find that God has always loved me, even when I don't deserve it. Isn't that amazing? He loves me. ME.

Psalm 36:5-7
Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.

Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
O LORD, you preserve both man and beast.

How priceless is your unfailing love!
Both high and low among men
find refuge in the shadow of your wings.”

Lamentations 3:22–25
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him. ”

The Lord your God is with you.
He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love He will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

I don't deserve his love but I am SO grateful to have it. When I have days like this past Tuesday, it helps me remember how much God does love me and how much he has blessed my perfect little family. I may not deserve it, but I am going to continue working to make my life a life for Christ. Thank you Lord for the blessings you have given me and for reminding me on days like this, how great our God you truly are.

Psalm 52:8b “I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.”


Kayla said...

Thanks for sharing this. It's so encouraging. I love it when I have those moments where I realize how blessed I am.