I read something last night that said:
“Grace means that all of your mistakes now serve a purpose instead of serving shame.”
I cannot shake this grace train that I am on! It could be because I have my moments where it is still hard for me to forgive myself for things, or it could be because someone, somewhere needs this grace train more than I do. At any rate, I will continue to write about it as long as God places it on my spirit. And the same verses continue to appear!
“But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
My weakness is beautiful and acceptable to God who can use it for His will.
“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 available to everyone! There is no better “Christian” who receives more grace than another, and there is no greater deed for higher grace.
“But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6
There is an endless supply of grace!
Yesterday was a rough day for me, but the beginning of a new chapter for me as well. As always, the devil showed up. And though I was expecting him, it did not make my visit from him any easier.
I have made a lot of decisions over the lasts two months. Some were perfect, some I made and immediately thought “why did I just do that.” Regardless, they were my decisions. You know, time is a tricky thing. If you rush it, it can ruin things. You just have to let it be. And that is hard for me, because I am a “right now” type of person. But at this point, I have to let things be. Because they just are what they are. And so long as time is not going backwards or standing still, that means I am progressing forward. That in itself is enough for me.
“I do not know what my future holds. I do not know who my future holds. But I know undoubtedly that I am being held together by grace.” -STW