I have noticed that a bunch of my friends have chosen one word to live by for the year. I am jumping on here a little late, but I guess better late than never, right? Now my most obvious word would be patience. But I am not going to choose that word because let's face it, that is one thing that I have been asking for a while now and it is such a large task for me. I have to break it down into a "smaller" task. And trust, by "smaller" doesn't mean easier. So my word for the year is: GRACE.
Back to the first topic I was talking about. Sin is sin. God doesn't care the type of sin you commit. It is all the same. So how is it that we are all not damned to hell for the sins that we commit? Well, first off you have to be saved, but that is for another post. God's grace is what helps us get through these sins. As long as we come to Him and tell Him our sins his grace is going to cover us. He knows that we are going to sin but He is going to cover us in His grace.
So that is the word I have chosen for the year. I am going to show grace towards everyone. And anyone that knows me knows that I am not a very gracious person. When I want something done, I want it done my way the first time, and that follows through with everyone in my life. I am taking a course at my church called Grace Based Parenting and I really think that this course is going to open my eyes to how I have been treating everyone and God is going to use this course to help me change for the better.
It is not going to be easy and it is not going to happen overnight but I know that if I put my faith in Him that He will help me be more gracious.