…ahh my first official blog post…
I feel like so much of -me- has been wrapped up in exploring what exactly it means to embrace the concept of grace. The idea of perfection sends me in to a whirlwind of emotions. If I’m being honest, as hard as I’ve tried over the years to succeed at this goal of perfection the more I realize that it really is an unrealistic goal. By choosing grace upon grace I’ve found a more balanced, contented, more fulfilled life. By giving myself grace I’ve accepted the work in progress that I am as well as those closest to me. My husband, children, the house, our finances and so much more fall under the same big ole grace umbrella.
GRACE INSPIRED HOME
I created this blog with all of this in mind. Personally I feel like I am constantly reminding myself to give myself GRACE… Slowly but surely I am coming to terms that perfectionism is not only daunting but soul sucking as well. The act of allowing myself to experience grace helps me to really put things in to perspective.
Why GRACE INSPIRED HOME? I chose Grace Inspired Home because my home is my safe, happy space where I’m working out the kinks and exploring the depths of God’s grace. Each day as I strive to find grace in all aspects of not only my life but my families I cannot help but be truly thankful for the life that I’ve been given. This new documented journey of “finding grace” or perhaps “maintaining an attitude of grace” is slightly intimidating. The concept of being vulnerable and allowing my story to resonate with people makes me want to… run away? But anyways enough about that! ha. It is my hope that I can help point you to joy and encourage you through your journey to a grace filled life as we both navigate the crazy waters of life.
There is true joy and fulfillment in holding oneself to a standard of grace and rejecting the notion of perfectionism. Scripture points us in the directions of grace. How awesome is it that the Maker of the Universe gave us this beautiful gift of grace!? Grace upon grace upon grace…
Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV) “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”
James 4:6 (NIV) “But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
2 Corinthians 8:7 (NIV) “But since you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, incomplete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you – see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”