As I have grown in my relationship with Jesus, with my husband, and with my children over the years, the Lord has taught me a lot. He has shown me my own sinfulness and selfishness, and my great need to die to self. He has shown me His way to love. In Hosea 10:12 He says,
I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and shower righteousness among you.’
Oh, how I want to plant those good seeds in my daughter’s life! I have messed up many times. I have gone to the Lord with brokenness over my harsh words, my unkind thoughts, and my why-can’t-I-just-get-this-right-for-once pleas. And I have gone to my daughter after a time of healing from God to ask for her forgiveness. She has been so quick to give it. Even now, I am humbled at the grace that our God offers to us and through us to others if we will simply surrender to Him…..
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