Sometimes I am just really tired of doing the little things. You know...... the dishes, laundry, cleaning, wiping, teaching, correcting, disciplining, reading, cooking and so on. Life seems to be full small tasks, tasks quite frankly I get cranky about. The other night I just didn't think I could pick up one more toy, wash one more pair of stinky socks, or referee one more argument between the kids. I cried, prayed and then picked up a book. I didn't reach for the parenting book or the marriage book, I didn't want to read about being nice to anybody. But God knew exactly what I needed.
"Yet the duties God requires of us are not in proportion to the strength we possess in ourselves. Rather, they are proportional to the resources we have available to us in Christ. We do not have the ability in ourselves to accomplish the least of Gods tasks. This is the law of grace. When we recognize it is impossible for us to perform a duty in our own strength, we will discover the secret of its accomplishment." John Owen
Transforming Grace Jerry Bridges