I'm hoping you all will bear with me ....I don't know what it is that keeps bringing me back to that word...GRACE
....Grace from our hearts! (It is my desire to honor God with every post I write....This word "GRACE" .... can one really ever say enough?
Do we show favor, kindness, compassion, forgiveness and love towards those that sometimes hurt us?
I would venture to say that to show kindness to someone who is kind would be a somewhat easy task on our part....But to show kindness to someone that has just kicked us in the gut would bring about our wanting to gain the pleasure of seeing them hurt.
We live in a world today that is filled with deceit and lies. There are those that have no mercy. This kind of person longs to inflict punishment upon their enemies, what ever the cost. How sad! It makes me wander if this type of person has EVER known love of any kind. How does one go through life without LOVE?
I know that there have been times in my own life when I have been angry about a situation, or I have been down right MAD at someone, but not to the extent of not being able to forgive. I can recall many times when I have actually been the one that ends up apologizing to someone for something that wasn't even my fault. The reason is because I do not want anyone to harbor ill feelings towards me and I had rather apologize and have forgiveness in my heart, than to have bitterness knocking at my door....
I am so thankful that I serve a loving God that is full of Grace. Amazing Grace ...... this is God's gift of redemption to us. HE shows us Mercy instead of judgement. Through Grace, God is making us into HIS own image and teaching us about spiritual maturity. Now this is an Awesome God!!!
Here are just a few things that I want to leave with you to ponder upon. You can rest assured that Grace does know your name when we:
Put others first.
Don't give people what they deserve, but what they need, when we have the power to do so.
Can sit and cry with someone who has just lost a love.
Listen to our spouses.
Listen to our kids.
Listen to the lady that talks for ever.
Give up our seat in order to let someone else sit down.
Show people that God loves them and wants them no matter what they've done.
Forgive and reconcile with others.
Accept forgiveness that is offered to us.
Let folks in on the highway.
Pray for people we don't particularly like because that's who we are; we can't do anything else.
Give a homeless person everything in our wallet without wondering whether he really needs it.
Our Heart aches at injustice.
Our heart aches at loss.
Our heart is aching but we forgive anyways.
Feel destroyed, but we are able to reach out to others despite our hurt.
Because of God's Amazing Grace....I am Saved!!