Amazed by His Grace

As I walked around our property I couldn’t help but smile. Paths snaked around the flat five acres. I envisioned nature walks, farm animals, and lazy days watching my children play baseball.

I could hardly believe it. For what seems like a very long time, I had thought about how nice it would be to have a flat area to exercise and homestead. That small and simple dream has become a reality once my husband accepted a new job.

God is so good. I hadn’t even prayed about this small detail in life, and yet here it is.

Despite God’s goodness and grace, I often still doubt that things are going to work out well for us. How ridiculous is that. I wish my stubborn and hard heart would bend in full obedience, but sometimes my flesh is so weak.

Another glorious example of God’s amazing grace is this move in and of itself. I miss Georgia. I miss the rolling hills. I miss my local Hobby Lobby, ha! But for a very long time, I had been concerned that Georgia might not be the best place for my older children once they became adults. Out of the blue, God moved us as that time was drawing near. How incredible and awesome is He.

This blog. I’m so grateful for His grace here, too. I had been unsure as to how to move forward with blogging for about a year now. I love sharing online. I love sharing about our great God, and how we can best serve Him. But after learning more about some of the reasons why women shouldn’t be spiritual teachers, I was unsure if I should continue here. Hosting fees had increased tremendously as well, and I never had much luck with ads, affiliate links, etc. (Not to mention the fact that I realize how hard it is to look at blogs that are riddled with ads). But God so graciously led me to this free site, and I was able to transfer most of my old content seemlessly. I’m still trying to come to terms with the best way to share God’s love and graces with you all, without coming across as a spiritual teacher outside of the Titus 2 mandate. Loving our families and homes well is a beautiful way to glorify our Savior while remaining steadfastly in our feminine role.

Anyhow, posts are coming fast and furiously now as I am coming out of my dry spell and have started this new site. But with time, I’m sure they will slow. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and read my ramblings. I pray that the Lord is somehow glorified through them.

God is good. All of the time. He is good when it rains, and He is good when He brings abundance. I know that I only shared positive examples of God’s grace above, but in truth, all is grace in a believer’s life. Dear sister, we can rest in the fact that no matter what we may face, if we are in Christ the situation will mold us to become more like Him. Serving Him, our families, and others with joy and obedience is His will for us.

For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.

Hebrews 6:10 NASB

Thank you so much for stopping by! I would love to connect with you on Facebook. I’d also like to invite you to my Mary & Martha Facebook Page, and to my Mary & Martha website. It is a such a blessing to serve you!

8 thoughts on “Amazed by His Grace

  1. Michele Morin says:

    So glad that you found the free option on WordPress. I’ve been using my site for a few years now (3 maybe?) and even though I keep hearing about how I need to be “monetizing” my blog, etc if I want to have time to write and something worthwhile to say, I need to focus on my reading, studying, and writing. (And gardening, cleaning, and cooking.)
    Like you, I’m a homeschooling mum, but coming down the home stretch with only one son still in high school.
    Blessings to you as you follow Him and share that journey here in this lovely space.

  2. Kathleen Garber says:

    I’m still fairly new to Christianity but isn’t it that you can’t teach men but can teach other women? I know that’s mostly about older women teaching younger women and by your picture you clearly aren’t “older” but you have 8 children so I’m guessing you are not a young adult? I think you are okay teaching us in that regards.

    • Nicole says:

      Hi Kathleen! I’ll be 37 in a few days.😊 My understanding of the scriptures is that as women, we are to encourage and admonish each other to live godly lives. We all are to speak of the excellencies of the Lord and to share the gospel message. But as far as nitty-gritty Bible and doctrinal studies go, that is a role I believe the Lord intends men to fill. Thank you so much for stopping by!

      • Nicole says:

        Both of these women were servants of the Lord, but they were not Pastors, or even teachers within the church. 1 Cor 14:34 states that women are to be silent within the church. We all should give our testimony to unbelievers and share the gospel, as did the woman at the well.

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