What Does Grace Have to Do With It? (Moms Empowered by Grace, Part 1)

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As moms, we have such an important role to play in our culture, our society… our world. God saw fit to send these new little people into the earth, and He chose us to care for them as they grow and learn. You have been chosen to bring forth life into the world. Each child is a song that God is choosing to sing into the earth, a song that He will use to bring freedom, love, laughter, and purpose.  When you really let that sink in, you realize what a big and important job you have!

You are not “just a mom.” You are caring for the next generation of world-changers!  With every act of care and love you give to your child, you are partnering with the Creator, working hand-in-hand with Him to see His plan unfold in the earth.

Considering both the enormity of the task and the imperfect performance that we see when we look at ourselves, how are we to feel confident that we have what it takes? Are we truly up for the challenge? Do we have what is and will be required to see this task through to the end—and do it well?

The good news is God has already given you everything you need to do a good job.  Now that doesn’t mean there won’t be a learning curve. What it does mean is that in the meantime, you don’t have to worry or get anxious over how it’s all going to turn out. God picked you for this task, and He knew what He was doing.

He picked a lady that wouldn’t try to reach for perfection as much as she would lean into Him for everything she lacks.  He picked one that wouldn’t be able to do it all on her own, in her own strength. He picked YOU.  Not because you were a natural supermom, but because in Him you are a supernatural mom.

What is the secret ingredient He supplies that makes it all work out for good? What is the fuel that propels us, helps us to grow, and keeps us going in the right direction? What is the key to doing this all-important task through His strength and not my own? How can we mother supernaturally through His wisdom and love?

The key is GRACE. Grace is a power-force that propels you into your destiny and empowers you to fulfill your purpose on the earth.  Grace is not something you can muster up on your own either. It is released to you as you rest in what Christ accomplished for you.

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth… And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” – John 1:14-17 NKJV

Where does grace come from?

Grace comes from a loving Father, and the Father is FULL of grace (John 1).  You have received this grace out of His fulness, for John 1 says we have all received. He is good, and He loves you. The waterfall of His grace never stops flowing over your life, and you can drink from its abundance at all times.

How do I access this grace?

We have access to this grace through Jesus (John 1). When He came to the earth, He brought armloads of grace with Him for you!  When He died on the cross, you were mystically on the cross with Him (Romans 6:4-8), and you gained access to the grace-life!  You get to live a new life through His victory.

Isn’t grace just forgiveness? How does this empower me to do what God has called me to do as a mother?

Well, first off, saying just forgiveness is kind of like saying just a mom—there is nothing just about it! Forgiveness of your sins past, present, and future is no small thing. It is huge! But let’s look at it this way. Grace not only took you out of your sin-existence where everything was about trying to live up to an impossible standard, it also set you into your grace-full life where everything is about how Christ lived His life perfectly and you get to enjoy His perfection!  His life is your life, mama.

The Bible tells us that the “grace of God was upon” Jesus as a child (Luke 2:40) and that “by the grace of God” Jesus went to the cross (Hebrews 2:9). The grace of God was upon Jesus and empowered Him as He fulfilled everything that God had sent Him to earth to accomplish. Did Jesus need forgiveness of sins? Um, nope. He was sinless. So there is definitely more to this grace thing than forgiveness. It completely provides everything that’s needed for you to live the life that God has envisioned for you.

“When we went under the water, we left the old country of sin behind; when we came up out of the water, we entered into the new country of grace—a new life in a new land!” Romans 6:3 MSG

As you rest in His grace, you will grow. You will live victoriously.  Everything good in your life, you have because of grace. Grace gives us access to the grace-world, where anything is possible!

So today, graceful mama, rest in His grace and watch Him work on your behalf.

Click on the video below, and let’s pray together!

 

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Tasha

Tasha Medellin is a head-over-heels-in-love wife and not-so-perfect mother of three who loves spending time outdoors, curling up with a good book, and simply basking in the riches of God's glorious grace.

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