Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Extending Grace

Do you ever feel like something just hits you between the eyes and you can't believe you've never thought of it?

I'm having one of those moments this week.

How many times a day do I fail?  (Let's not really count - haha.)  God extends grace to me every.single.time.


[greys]   noun, verb, graced, grac·ing.
5. mercy; clemency; pardon: He was saved by an act of grace from the governor. lenity, leniency, reprieve. harshness.

How many times do I get frustrated with my child and harshly raise my voice with her, using the very official, you-know-you're-in-trouble first AND middle names?

Ziva Grace.

Wow.  What a constant reminder that I need to extend grace to her in the same manner that God the Father extends it to me.

I'm not insinuating that I let her off without consequences, but I may need to think a bit longer before I go getting frustrated.

Slow to speak.

Slow to get angry.

Extending grace.

It took me over 2 years to see this sweet little tidbit.  I wonder what God will teach me next!


DeliaKnits said...

Thank you for the reminder. I remembeted this just after i lost my cool woth Stomper this morning.

Melissa said...

I don't know why all my 'intense debate' comments are gone! =[

It can be tough with toddlers, Delia! Sometimes us mommas do need a breather. =]