Grace, The Gospel & Motherhood {Thrive @ Home Thursday}

This month all of our Quick Tips have been about GRACE. We’ve covered accepting God’s grace, learning to give ourselves grace and extending grace to our husbands. Today we’re on the subject of motherhood…

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I will admit that I struggle with this one quite a bit. Mainly because I struggle to find a balance between giving grace and making sure I’m training my daughter in the way she should go (Proverbs 22:6). As a mama, I try to provide loving instruction and teach her godly character. And I’m slowly learning how the message of the Gospel relates to parenting.

I’m currently reading Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus and it has been very encouraging in this area of motherhood. I love this quote by the author, Elyse Fitzpatrick:

“Most of us are painfully aware that we’re not perfect parents. We’re also deeply grieved that we don’t have perfect kids. But the remedy to our mutual imperfections isn’t more law, even if it seems to produce tidy or polite children. Christian children (and their parents) don’t need to learn to be “nice.” They need death and resurrection and a Savior who has gone before them as a faithful high priest, who was a child himself, and who lived and died perfectly in their place. They need a Savior who extends the offer of complete forgiveness, total righteousness, and indissoluble adoption to all who will believe. This is the message we all need. We need the gospel of grace and the grace of the gospel. Children can’t use the law any more than we can, because they will respond to it the same way we do. They’ll ignore it or bend it or obey it outwardly for selfish purposes, but this one thing is certain: they won’t obey it from the heart, because they can’t. That’s why Jesus had to die.”

In our role as mothers, let us strive to show our children their need for the Gospel through our words and actions. May they see the grace of the Gospel in us each and every day.


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  1. says

    I love the Elyse Fitzpatrick quote – especially since we’re talking even more about the cross during this Easter season. It’s so humbling {read: scary?} to think that I am the “most-viewed” example of Christ my kids see at this young age! Praying they see more of Jesus than of me today – I so want them to be “dazzled” by him!!
    {& as always, thanks for hosting the link-up! :) }

  2. says

    I just lost my comment :-( ugh!! What I was trying to say is that you are so blessed to have this book while you are raising your children. When I was raising my children books either were so vague and without concrete suggestions or they were good but graceless. In my extreme imperfections as a parent, I am finding I am more ready to parent now that I have twin grandbabies. One of them 😉 is why I lost my comment.
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