Usually when I write on my blog about my relationship with God, I'm lamenting all the things I do wrong. The list is long...
I don't stay in the habit of having quiet time everyday. I'm not the wife I want to be. I'm not the mother I want to be. I'm impatient. I'm not content. I could go on and on about the things that I'm not...with good reason.
In the midst of my lamenting, I forget that I can rejoice!
I can rejoice not because of who I am or what I have done, but because of who He is and what He has done. He sacrificed His Son so that I could be saved from my sin.
I can rejoice not because of my circumstances today but because my trials and struggles are temporary. The end of the story is already written. God wins the war.
Loving my Lord isn't about walking around with a grim attitude and berating myself for the things that I'm not. I'm supposed to grow in my faith but I'm also supposed to be full of joy even now.