Isaiah 41:8-10, 13, 14
The message that Eric, our pastor, spoke on Sunday was about forgiveness. I was impacted my his question, "How differently would we live if we were knew how much we had been forgiven?" I have seen the forgiveness and grace of God in so many ways this past few months... but I don't know if it has penetrated my heart deep enough that I live differently... that my relationships with friends are filled with encouragement, not judgement... that my marriage is filled with grace and building up, instead of nagging and tearing down... that my parenting will look differently (in the future) as I seek to point out more of the gospel of grace, rather than legalism. Do I see that I have been forgiven of a debt I could never pay? Am I daily aware of God's constant forgiveness and abundant grace? Oh, that Christ would open the eyes of my heart to see the forgiveness He has shown me and will continue to show me!
So... we're very excited about this next month! Cannot believe how fast the time has flown by (now that I look back!) I am now 36 weeks and 4 days! Just asking for grace as I continue to work full time, keep our house in order, serve and love Ray, and prepare for Barrett!! Getting more and more excited as each day passes!
Jeremiah 43: 1-2