As the journey of elder care begins, amazing grace is needed…so are all of the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness gentleness and self-control. It’s a bit humbling, yet also helpful to remember to offer the same grace to your elders that has been given to you. It’s actually a command to do so.
Just think of how your Heavenly Father has cared for you. He’s always there, day after day, offering grace to you and for you. This gift never runs out. He is by your side as you care for your loved one. After all, He created those special fruits of the spirit and loves to bestow them. His fruit basket constantly overflows.
Some days, you’ll need more patience. Other days, you might need an extra moment of peace or need to practice self-control. Every day, you will need His love to be love. Call out to Him. He will answer. He’s counting on you to be His hands and feet and to have His heart as you care for others. While you care for those elders entrusted to you, He’ll care for you. His grace is new every morning and His cup of grace for you never runs out.
Lord, thank You for amazing grace. Help me reflect You as I care for my loved one. Help me to be Your hands and feet and to offer more than I expect to receive. Help me to offer love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness and gentleness. Help me be self-controlled and to be full of empathy and wisdom. May I truly keep in step with Your spirit. Thank you, Lord, that your mercies are new every morning. Refresh me each day and fill me with You so I may overflow to those I love. I know, with You, all things are possible.