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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Only human…


But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.
James 4:6 (NIV)



Our principle fault is being human. I was chatting with my Gayle today about Grace. How it rains down over us, seemingly unlimited, particularly in places and under circumstances we could not imagine. His Grace is abundant. His Grace is sufficient to meet our needs.

Can you imagine being given the responsibility for measuring out Grace? Imagine having limitless Grace to pour out daily, knowing that each rising sun would refill your measure. Imagine this…if you were challenged by God to give away everything you had, knowing it would be restored to you in time, would you give it all away? Could you trust God enough?

if you were challenged by God
to give away everything you had,
knowing it would be restored to you
in time, would you give it all away?
Could you trust God enough?
It occurred to me that Gayle and I talk about Grace often.  Looking back a couple moments, I wrote this,
So, Gayle, you, me, now that we've survived the wilderness, let’s start relying upon Grace. Let’s stop setting expectations which, more often than not, go unmet. Let’s just stop.  With age and hopefully the acquisition of some Godly wisdom, let us happily let it all go.  Let’s find our Grace, and embrace that we have been given rest.

Thinking more about it after our conversation, it occurred to me. We should live every day sharing all the Grace we have with everyone we meet. We should give away our best (attitudes, tone, heart), as though we could only receive more by handing out alI we have. We’ve all be taught “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35), so let’s start living like it.

Our principle fault is being human. Let us happily let go all the stuff that burdens us, literally weighs us down, find our Grace, and start giving that Grace away. Each day He pours over us new mercies. We’ve got more than enough, so share it, liberally. I’m in. Are you game? Can you trust God enough? Our trust and His Grace; a powerful combination. A potent reminder that God is good.


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