I fail to bring faith to life for my children daily, hourly, and sometimes by the minute. But the beautiful thing about feeling inadequate in my parenting is that in my discouragement, Christ faithfully whispers to my heart 2 Corinthians 12:9… “Maren, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in your weakness.” Only by resting every day, every moment, every second in His power will my faith come alive to those around me.
My hope is that I am INTENTIONAL with my kids-my prayer is to live out Deuteronomy 6:7. That as I go throughout the day, I will impress God’s truths on my three children and that through the ordinary and mundane days, my children will see my faith lived out. ‘Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.’
My hope is that I learn to rest as Matthew 11:28 encourages, I pray my children notice where I find my solace. ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.’
My hope is that my children see love through my every action. Through discipline, through play, through work, and through instruction, it’s my desire that my children hear small whispers of truth that are forever engraved on their hearts. I pray they never hear the clanging cymbal of a nagging mom, void of love. ‘If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.’
I fail more than I’d like to admit, but I rest in the promise that every morning, his mercies are new. EVERY SINGLE MORNING. I’m taking that to the bank, because I need it. EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING. Great is His faithfulness.
His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
***I’m linking up today with Kelly’s Corner for the ‘Build ’em Up Series.’ And for a bit of random news, my next post is going to be…wait for it…’How a Toilet Seat Saved My Marriage!’ HA! And that, friends is why this blog is called ‘Trinkets of Thought’. haha!