Write 31… it’s that time of year again!!
I have been quiet here. My life has been spent like this…
Studying. When I haven’t been sleeping, eating, working, spending time with family, or at church, I have been studying. A lot.
Today was supposed to be the day.
I started the morning with my normal routine. I read a devotional on grace from a devotional my friend had given me. The author talked about grace not being all about comfort. Sometimes, God’s grace is what pulls us from one situation to another. Grace doesn’t always feel like grace. It’s not the fuzzy blanket and warm cup of tea on a cold day kind of comfort. The author cited the book of Judges where God set judges to save them, but they still wouldn’t change their ways. They couldn’t see grace in their everyday spaces and places.
Today, I pondered those words and reflected on something I had told my friend a few years ago. I don’t think God wants us comfortable.
Hear me out on this. When we are comfortable, we can easily become complacent. Growth doesn’t happen in the land of complacency.
Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
This verse has taken on new meaning for me. When my heart is focused on Christ and I delight in worshipping and being with Him everyday, then His desires for me become my desires for me.
Some days, it takes effort to recognize grace in everyday places and spaces. Like today. I conquered one test, but when I went to finish the last two, the testing center was experiencing technical difficulties, and I was told I would have to reschedule. I walked away disappointed. I confess…I cried out in tears once in the privacy of my car. I had been ready. I had prayed on the drive there.
Even if life doesn’t turn out like I want, I know His hand is there. Grace in everyday places and spaces.
I will get the test rescheduled.
All will be well. There are lessons in seasons of unexpected waiting.
That’s His grace in everyday places and spaces.
Join me for 31 days of everyday grace. #write31days #grace