Week 4 Gift of Grace Pt 2

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Week 4 is already here and we are just flying through this study. This week we will be reading about the gift of encouraging words and the gift of forgiveness in action!
What a great qutoe from Sally to start off with:
“Giving our children this gift of forgiving grace can transform their lives by helping them understand that a relationship with God is not something that can be earned by good behavior but a free gift to be accepted with gratitude and repentance.”– Sally Clarkson

 I will say that this part of the book was convicting. Sometimes I am having a day where I take my eyes off of God and I take it out on my kids with my words. The closer I have gotten to God the better this has gotten. Our words are very powerful, and we need to pick and chose them very carefully.

God teaches us by those two examples that words are very powerful. This week lets focus on choosing our words carefully and speaking words to our children that give hope, faith, strength and ultimately point them to God.

I love how Angela reminded us that “Teaching our children from the beginning that God doesn’t expect them to be perfect is so important to their foundation of faith. Taking that pressure off of them helps our children to embrace God and see him as a loving Father figure. We are never going to be “good enough” to EARN God’s forgiveness. 
Forgiveness is a gift from God because He loves us. Ephesians 2:8-9 teaches us this important lesson: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast. Each time our children disobey us, we are given an opportunity to teach them this important lesson. Are we to hold our children to a high behavior and moral standard? 
Of course, but we are also to help teach our children about grace and forgiveness…how to receive it and how to give it. Two important lessons that will help them when they become adults, get married and have children of their own.”

This week read:

Chapters 3 & 4 of Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson

This week download:

Previous Ministry of Motherhood blog posts:

Here is another great qutoe from Sally:

“How important it is, then, that we mothers, shepherds of our children’s lives and hearts, choose our words to them carefully. We must deliberately aim our words at their hearts in such a way as to give our children hope, faith, strength, and also to point them toward the redeeming love of Christ. We can become the affirming voice of God to our children, just as we become a picture of his redeeming reality in their everyday lives. In this way we extend the gift of grace.”- Sally Clarkson

Loving Him Greatly,

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About Sonya

I am a sinner saved by grace trying to move through this broken world as a wife, mom and homeschooler. I have 3 gorgeous sons {24, 17 & 11} and a wonderful husband of 13 years, that have my heart! I don't have all the answers however sharing my life with you in hopes that it will drawer you closer to Him. I pray that when you leave here you walk away knowing Him better.

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