God’s will is gratitude

September 12, 2017

“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.

4 comments on “God’s will is gratitude”

  • Layne says:

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

  • 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!

  • jane says:

    So good. Thank you!

  • 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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