Posted in Seek Peace and Pursue it

The “Real” Me

Naturally I am easily irritated, easily angered and sharp-tongued.  Over the last few years, God had transformed me.

I am patient.

I am kind.

Naturally I worry, I fret, I am anxious.

I refuse to waste my life in worry or dread.

My mind is peaceful, clear, calm.

I once thought the “real” me was the way I was born. 

But what if that is not true?

What if the “real” me is who I have become in Christ?  The one I am becoming little by little, day by day?

It is only by the transforming grace of Christ that I become who I truly was meant to be.

The one He imagined when He created me.

The “real” me has been transformed by love.

“Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion;  And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude], And put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God’s image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:22-26

Amen.  So be it.

Posted in Full time Mom, Full time Job

Grace

“God’s up there, we are down here, it’s our job to do what He tells us to do so He doesn’t smite us down.  I hate it when people say ‘God’s my best friend’, He can’t be your best friend.  None of that ‘when I looked back at the footprints in the sand’ stuff. We are not worthy, period.”  I find myself grieving over these words that came out of the mouth of a co-worker and friend. Continue reading “Grace”