Well, it's Monday again. And I've found myself unprepared for my post and lacking in general on my One Thousand Gifts journey. I'll admit that I've slacked on my gratitude journaling this week. Just busy-ness and forgetfulness mostly. I started to feel bad, guilty. But, then I thought to offer myself some grace. I could use some today. Just one of those days I'm feeling inadequate and all up in my head wondering how I can 'fix' myself and my circumstances. But then I was reminded of a word I heard recently that talked about letting go of perfection, to stop begging God to do this, do that and simply let Him in, worship Him, offer Him the sacrifice of praise and get my eyes off of myself. Because only as I draw myself close to Him will He be able to do a work in me. Then the other things will fall into place, somehow. The plan will be made known as He sees fit to reveal it to me, piece by piece. It's a little harder "do" than "say", but I get it and am working on it.
"Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. " 2 Cor 12:8-10 NIV
So today, I am thankful for His Word, and these other words that have stayed upon my heart, that all allow me to once again embrace His mercy and grace.