I think about it constantly. It’s on my lips every day. I read about it again just this morning in a perfectly timed email. Grace. Can we truly ever dig to the bottom of it’s well? Can we define it’s meaning or understand the how of it? Sometimes I don’t see it happening when it’s happening… then all of a sudden I realize, “Oh Wow! This is a God-thing, He’s all in this whatever is going on and it’s such a good thing!”
It’s not like I wake up unaware that God walks with me, orders my days and guides my path. But I’m human. I get caught up in the mundane, next thing, details of life. Stuff just happens. And then all of a sudden in-the-midst there’s this revelation (again) that God knows my name and where I live and He’s actively doing something in my midst! …Is it like that for anyone else? I talk to Him all day long, believe He hears me, then am completely blown over when I see Him miraculously moving mountains around.
Just recently our family was asked if we could babysit a 9 month old… every Saturday. Add something new to the plate- really? Turns out this chubby little ray of sunshine who pops in once a week, makes my mom smile, and all of us laugh! He brought with him a heart-tie to a single young mom who just happens to be skilled with elderly folks, especially dementia patients! There’s also a pre-school big brother who loves to play the games my dad plays, like roll the pool table balls around for hours on end!
Our big family has easily become a family connection to someone who 3 weeks ago had none. No sweat, just living day-to-day stuff. Give and receive, the amazing way God seems to do His thing. I think He’s slick. Sneaky in the best possible way. He comes in the side door and if you let Him, steals your heart and shows you, “with Me all things are possible.” I wouldn’t choose anyone else to watch my back or plan my future.
So blessed by grace every time.
“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope.
With less of you there is more of God and His rule.
You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you.
Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.
You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less.
That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.”
(Matthew 5:3-5, MSG)
Amen, Amen- ForGlorySake! –Anna