January 28, 2011
Grace. This is a subject I've been thinking about lately. Our ladies class has been doing a study that has featured characteristics of grace. We usually think about the grace that gets us through times of crisis and trial. What about the grace of everyday? What about when I drop my curling iron on my foot and don't get burned? What about the grace that covers me every day on my drive to work - rerouting deer, sleeping or distracted drivers, and my own absence of attention from time to time? I'm going to dig a bit deeper in the scripture for examples and a better understanding of Everyday Grace. If you have thoughts on this, I'd love to hear them. Leave me a comment or e-mail me!
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I had a previous blog by this name and I decided to close and consolidate. This is a place I will post information about my personal spiritual journey and words of inspiration. My thougths and inspiration for the title is Colossians 1:10, "That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;" What better aspiration could I have than to be fruitful for the Lord? Scripture tells us we are known by our fruits. I desire to be the type of servant to Him that is known for my fruits - not for my honor and glory, but for His.
I will confess to being in a season of spiritual change. The Lord brings me to these places from time to time in order to grown a new sprout or two. I've been reading One in a Million by Priscilla Shirer and boy, has it described my journey just right. She's taken the story of the Israelites and their wilderness experience after captivity in Egypt and applied it to our own wilderness experiences, in hopes we will embrace these times of growth and change, rather than "whine and complain" about them. (The whine and complain is my description, not hers.) It's been a great study thus far. I just have the book, but I know she has teaching DVDs and supplemental materials. It's deep, so pack a life-jacket if you delve into it.