Sunday, November 3, 2013


ROMANS 8:33-34
33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

I shared a devotional with my 13 year old the other day. It really touched my heart and hers. The writer spoke about the constant struggle of trying to be aware of God continually. She advised that we aim toward this goal but never fully achieve it in this world. This world is rigged to distract us from God. Each time we break through the distractions of our lives to make contact and communicate with God we have overcome the challenge and claimed victory.

I explained to my daughter that we may walk through this world feeling like a failure at being a devout Christian but that is not how our Abba Father sees us. He smiles every time we strive to make contact. We are not to be discouraged at the fact that we have failed but be excited for every time we succeed! God delights in us praying, reading His word, and communicating with Him. Rejoice in these times and they will increase and bring joy to you daily.

I saw a huge weight lift off my daughter as we discussed this. Kids are afraid of failure. They so honestly want to succeed and need to understand that only one was perfect, Jesus. They need to not only know but feel the constant grace God gives. Not as an excuse to mess up but to understand that when they do its ok. Have you talked with your kiddos about the gift of grace? Do they know they can miss the mark and still be ok? Have this talk, you won’t regret it 

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