Good morning friends,
As much as I hate to admit it, I can’t do it all and don’t have it all together. Every day I punish myself with guilt for not being able to take my life by the throat and make it what I imagine it should be. And on top of that, it’s Monday – which intensifies the need to set the entire week off on a good foot.
But I can’t do it all on my own. I need grace from the outside in, but I also need to give grace from the inside out.
What am I talking about? I want to write original content for you, reader. I want to create beautiful things in Jesus’s name. I want to put everything I have into this work of my dreams. But ticking clocks, household chores, waking babies, and full-time work preoccupy my mind and energy. Limits.
The poor widow felt this too. Luke 21:
1 As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. 2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. 3 “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 4 All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
This is important: She gave out of her poverty, not because she was trying to compete with what others were able to give, but because her heart desired to honor God.
Does my heart really desire to honor God? Then what I can do, he will accept and cherish.
I’ll be going through This is the Gospel by She Reads Truth study for the next 14 days. Each day’s reading is available for free here. You can also download the app here for iOS and here for Android
I hope you will join me and find rest in the Good News of GRACE. Love you, friends!
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