John 1:16 (NIV)- Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.
Well, hello there! Good morning! I’m so glad you decided to join me this Monday morning. How were the past couple of days for you? Great, I hope! Things in the Watson household were pretty routine. We did manage to get out and about a bit, which is always nice. Although I must say, during the winter months I am just fine with being indoors. Give me a book or a podcast and I’ll call it good.
Now that we have that behind us, let’s get started. Last week we talked about various ways that the Lord teaches us throughout the day. From the gentle whispers or “nudges” to people and our emotions, the Lord is always giving us an opportunity to learn and grow through various experiences that occur within our day. With that in mind, I wanted to talk to you this week about the topic of grace, which I feel goes hand in hand with that.
I believe Mary Fairchild described grace best in an article that she wrote for ThoughtCo.com entitled, What God’s Grace Means to Christians. She said, “It is kindness from God that we don’t deserve. There is nothing that we have done, nor can ever do to earn this favor. It is a gift from God”. When I first read those words, it hit me rather hard. I mean, the Creator of The Universe loves and cares for you & I so much that there is nothing we have done or could ever do that would keep him from showing us kindness. Did you hear the keyword there…..NOTHING? I don’t know about you, but I have fallen short over the course of my life. To think that none of it has or can keep me from the grace of God is pretty remarkable. At least it is to me.
This week I would like to take sometime to dig a little deeper into the topic of grace. I want to touch on grace as it relates to accepting it from him and extending it to others. I really hope that you will not only show up each day between now and Thursday, but that you will contribute your thoughts and ideas. After all, it’s much more fun that way. You can do so by leaving a comment, sending me an email or even a PM on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thefaithfilledtraveler/.
Between now and then, take a few minutes to think of a time when grace was extended to you. If you’re anything like me , you’ll likely come up with more than one. Keep it/them in mind throughout the week. Will you do that for me? I hope so! I’ll see you on Facebook this afternoon, and here tomorrow morning. Cheers!