What is grace?
There are several meanings.
One is the unmerited gift from God – referenced above.
“disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency” …
Each of us has the capacity to act with grace.
When we respond to others with kindness, we are passing along the grace we are given.
Where do we find grace?
- Grace is a gift from God
- Grace is inside you
- Grace is all around you
- Grace multiplies when you give it
You have grace in abundance to give.
When you reach out in love
you are giving grace upon grace.
2 Corinthians 9:8
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you,
that you, always having all sufficiency in all things,
may have an abundance for every good work.”
One of the definitions of grace
involved the word “clemency.”
It is the willingness or ability to moderate the severity of a punishment
an act or instance of mercy, compassion, or forgiveness.
We all know that a life lived well
is a life lived with compassion,
a life filled with forgiveness of others
as well as of ourselves.
We all need to practice clemency!
Find grace in your heart.
Let forgiveness and compassion be your first response!
When we are merciful, we receive mercy in return.
Today’s post was inspired by today’s devotional in Mornings with Jesus.
Gwen Faulkenberry wrote a creative take on Hebrews 4:16,
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
She imagined a beggar approaching a palace,
being turned away by the butler,
but welcomed with open arms by the prince
who brings the starving man to the queen.
When she sees him approaching,
she jumps from her throne,
runs to him, and says,
“Come in! Come in! How can I help you today?”
Gwen invites us in the “Faith Step” at the bottom of the page
to imagine ourselves as the man
and imagine the queen as God.
What would you ask if you weren’t afraid?
God of grace gives us all the grace we need…
and continues to gift us with the compassion,
kindness, and courtesy we need in order
to pass it on to others freely.
Knowing you have received grace upon grace,
approaching the throne of God,
what would you ask Him for?
I asked for healing of this broken finger,
(it was in there under all that wrapping),
renewed strength in this left hand,
renewed balance so I could stop falling,
and a healing of my head’s 8 stitches
before we head for our daughter’s
in Switzerland later this month.
God is answering my prayers…
in His perfect timing (as always).
What will you ask for?
See ya tomorrow (God willing)
Love to you,