Yesterday was a lovely day. I had fun getting the kids dressed in their new outfits, church was a blessing, lunch at my mother-in-law's was yummy.
The kids outfits are now soaking in the washing machine, the resulting bloat from lunch has gone, but a line from my pastor's message yesterday has played again and again in my mind. The message was about the victory side of Calvary. At one point He was talking about how, as Christians, we can approach struggles with sin. He said (as best as I can remember) "We complain about a sin, or we say 'I'm always going to struggle with this sin' or 'I can't get the victory over this.' No!! You have all the power of the universe!"
Yes, the Savior is loving and kind, but He is also powerful and victorious. And that power is mine to claim as His child because He conquered death and He conquered sin. I needed to be reminded that Jesus has all the power I need to be victorious. I can mother today expecting to be overwhelmed and at some point lose my cool and act sinfully and selfishly, or I can mother depending on the power of Jesus to stomp out the selfish monster, and be the minister of love and care I know I should be.
Jesus is the victory!