Friday, March 4, 2011


Today I have come face to face with my insufficiency as a mother.
Tired, frustrated, short sighted.

And trying, trying, trying to surrender to the Father and allow him to do through me what I cannot do on my own. Trying to remember that I want to sow the seeds of grace, tenderness and my time in my children. Knowing, also, that it is God himself that provides these seeds.

"Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness...."
2 Corinthians 9:10

Moses comes and leans against me as I play with Sarah on the ground.. I look at him and say, "Moses, I am sorry I'm not a better mama."
And my sweet boy looks at me and smiles, wraps his hands around my neck and kisses me. And I squeeze that little boy and thank God for his goodness to me.

"And He has said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is perfected in weakness.'"
2 Corinthians 12:9

"Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 18:3


Sarah said...

Amen, sister. The Lord has been generously revealing this in my life, as well. I've been reading Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges and God is RADICALLY using it to transform my thinking about my own merit and His grace. I think it would encourage you as well! I'd be more than happy to mail it to you when I'm done if you're interested! xo

Susan said...

That would be wonderful, friend! I'm always up for an encouraging read!