As I walk through my life, this new wife, new mother life. As the days aproach 2018, three words have been swirling in my head, like a gentle snow blown by a soft wind.
SAVOUR the cross.
SAVOUR your forgivenness, your justification and daily sanctification worked out by Jesus in you
SAVOUR the grace poured out daily for you when you can’t even give grace to yourself.
Then look up and
SEE the people….
SEE God’s image bearers.
Fulfill your name..
Ignore subtle hints of what this person’s motive might be or what evil intent that other person might have….and just
SEE them…human being…
Sit down and listen, ask questions…
SEE them, beautiful, messy, needy of grace just as you are.
SURRENDER your need to earn God’s favour and rest that it’s already yours
SURRENDER your son to his heavenly Father.
SURRENDER the hope of a clean house, leave that anxiety when things don’t get done and rest in the Savior….
SURRENDER the hope in money, things, time to yourself, and hope in Christ…
SURRENDER the hope of a perfect Instagram, worthy body and give thanks for the beautiful, mother marked temple.
SURRENDER, lay down your defenses and trust…….
These arent resolutions. Those tend to end up failures or another tick on the list of my self righteousness.
Instead they are prayers….knowing that they aren’t even my own ideas with out my Saviour in me.
So as I enter the new year, I will pray…
Pray these prayers listed above….and rest in the fact that God holds me.