God’s will is gratitude

“God’s will is gratitude.”

That simple statement during Sunday’s sermon shot straight to my heart. It was a painful, but sweet shot. All I could think of after that was all the times that I failed the previous week.  Most vivid in my mind was Friday, the girls were at school and I was cleaning their rooms (like good cleaning to get rid of stuff while they aren’t there to contest my decisions). As I was discovering bags, drawers, and crevices stuffed with junk, those f-bombs were flying out of my mouth freely. I even texted them to Ben.

There are plenty of other things that came to mind… certain roles I have that I wish I didn’t have, the insane heatwave, things that need replacing in the house, people, etc.. My heart is full of complaining and grumbling.

This morning, I was reminded in I Corinthians 12:9 “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.”" Gratitude is an area I am most definitely weak, but Christ’s grace is sufficient to help me fight an ungrateful heart and find joy in all.

I definitely want to fight it, and I know as I choose gratitude over complaining, I will taste the sweetness Christ even when things don’t go my way.

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4 Responses to “God’s will is gratitude”

  1. Layne says:

    Thank you for this post. Thank you for the reminder <3

  2. What Layne said! Mama life is tough and it’s easy to forget the insane amounts of privilege and blessing I enjoy every day. I saw a little graphic saying something like, “Thankful for laundry (clothes to wear), thankful for cleaning the toilet (running water and indoor plumbing), etc”. Have been coming back to that all week!

  3. jane says:

    So good. Thank you!

  4. Carley says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this, what a gift to read. Grateful for your blog and you sharing your heart. @carleyrider

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