I don’t know about you… but I need an abundance of grace to get through the day.
Good thing God’s grace is constant and overflowing.
What about my grace?
Sometimes I am not all that gracious.
It’s hard to understand how we can be given so much and then turn around and be stingy with what we have.
I’m not talking about stingy with stuff… I’m talking about stingy with grace.
How are you in the patience department?
Me? Not so good. In fact, my husband often points it out to me. In a good way which helps me see myself as I should.
I don’t really think much about patience.
I surely don’t pray and ask God to give me more. Maybe I need to.
As I consider how to be more gracious… the one thing that comes up is patience.
What if we who are impatient were to think about extending grace. Might we be more patient in our personal and business relationships?
I don’t have the answer… but I would like to think it would make a difference… and maybe I should start now.
As I was writing I was reminded in my spirit of the grace that we have been given. As I went to the scriptures, these verses jumped right out at me:
…love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help. That way, God’s bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he’ll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything… 1 Peter 4:7-11 The Message
Our daily grace needs to be beyond the table.
Our daily grace surely can be a service of love to others and to God.
What would honor God more?
What could do more for humankind than offering grace, in the power and name of Jesus?
About a year ago I acquired these lovely dishes. I tell the story here.
I love how each piece is a gentle reminder to receive God’s grace and to give it away.
All by Grace… Blessed & Grateful… Open Your Heart… Grace for Today… and Live a Grateful Life.
We cannot give grace until we’ve received it and given thanks for it.
God abundantly provides all we need each day for every area of our lives. It’s in gratitude that we discover more grace and out of that overflow we can extend it to others.
It’s from that place we’re able to love and serve.
Daily grace… the gifts of God we receive… the hearts of gratitude we grow… the prayers we pray… the love of God we show to others.
Have a blessed and grace-filled weekend!
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