Grace. As Christians, we hear this word, but do we fully grasp what it really means?
Grace is the free and undeserving favor of God.
It means I can quit striving for perfection. I can quit holding myself to these unattainable expectations of being all things to all people.
He is enough.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
Grace is God’s gift to us. I believe moments of grace can be found everyday if we are watchful, expectant, and open to God’s blessings.
This is my 31 day journey of being expectant and watchful of His grace. Thank you for joining me as I share my experiences and thoughts on everyday grace.
Today, I want to share this…
These shoes belong to a kid who time after time demonstrates the meaning of grace in my life. He is my son, chosen for us. In 2009, he joined our family as an energetic yet timid and scared five year boy. Through the years, our bond has grown and strengthened.
I was talking with a trusted friend this weekend about my anxiety struggles, and we talked about my son and his love for me. She told me that she believes God gave me this child and He is speaking to me through him.
I responded, “My son has taught me far more about life than I have taught him.”
The love, the forgiveness, the hugs, the time spent 1-1…he loves me for who I am. He doesn’t expect perfection from me.
Sometimes, it’s just comforting knowing someone wants nothing more from you than to just be with you as you are.
Today, don’t miss God’s grace in the love of others. God places people in our lives to love us and teach us.
Out of the fullness of his grace he has blessed us all, giving us one blessing after another. John 1:16
Don’t be so busy you miss the blessings of relationship with others.