Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thank Heaven for Grace!



I've seen this a couple times over the last few months, and I just love it. I love the music - I've been thinking alot about how to learn about Christ, to focus more on Christ, and become more like Him. I know we're usually our own worst critics, but I've been feeling particularly inadequate lately. I keep remembering wise words from one of the wonderful women in my congregation at church -- to paraphrase, "If you feel like you aren't enough, like you can't do enough or be enough, it's okay, because it's true. That is why we have the Savior. It is only with Him that we are enough, that we can do enough, that we can be enough." I love the words, "Oh, to Grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be. Let Thy Goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee. Prone to wander - Lord, I feel it! Prone to leave the God I love.... Here's my heart -- oh take and seal it for thy courts above."

I love that the images in this slideshow are photographs -- so real. It reminds me that He really lived, and still lives today. It reminds me that His miracles are real, and were not just for the past, but are also for my present.

Now if I can just remember that the next time I break up a fight between my kids or the next time I have to tell them something 5 (or 10 or 20) times before they obey or the next time I have to clean up the spilled juice/milk/vegetables/soup/main dish off the floor after another unsuccessful attempt to get my three year old to EAT HIS DINNER....

Thank Heavens for GRACE!

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Tara--you're so awesome!!!! This was a great post & I also love the video. Thanks for being such a good example to me of how to be a good mother & friend:)

Brunson's said...

Tara
Thanks for sharing this. I love it as well. You are also a great example to me. You have had an impact on me being here at OP Estates. You are so down to earth and real. You don't have to paint a picture that you are a great mom because you can tell by your actions and your sincerity.

Andrea said...

Wonderful thoughts Tara. It helps me reflect on my own personal journey with coming to know the Savior. I am thankful for you. You are amazing.

Krysta said...

I love that quote you shared about not being enough...it is true and it is ok because that's just part of life. We are all doing the best we can and we, as mothers, definatley need to cut ourselves some slack!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

(new to the blog.) I loved this, thanks! My husband teases me because I always turn every gospel discussion into a testimonial about grace. It's my favorite gospel topic by far! (And I love, love, love that hymn.)