"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Thursday, November 17, 2011

gratituesday: grace

mmm am i ever thankful for grace.  God's unending grace, yes, but also all the other gifts of grace that i've been (and am) blessed with on a daily basis.  i'm soooooo not perfect and therefore i'm blessed with random acts of grace daily.  hourly.  sometimes even minutely. 
we were driving somewhere today and boo was telling me something i had done wrong.  i couldn't fully understand her, but she was really telling me about it.  i told her, "boo, i'm sorry that i didn't do that the way you wanted me to.  but you need to realize i'm not perfect and i'm going to mess up sometimes too."  she sat for about 1 second and then replied, "oh mom!  you are TOO perfect!  i love you!"
i guess i still have a few people fooled.... 

what is grace, you may ask?  well, ask away and i'll just do a little click click for you.  i googled it.  because that's how one finds answers, right???  i'll include my favorite answer but maybe it's a made-up word for what i'm using it for.  i found many answers that don't have anything to do with what i'm thankful for (in this post).  but "Definition: Grace is God's unmerited favor. It is kindness from God we don't deserve. There is nothing we have done, nor can ever do to earn this favor. It is a gift from God. Grace is divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration (rebirth) or sanctification; a virtue coming from God; a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine favor." (By , About.com Guide) had the closest to what i'm trying to get at.  that's God's grace.  i'm also thankful for grace from others.  i'd just take that definition and word it like this:
grace is unmerited favor... it's kindness that we don't deserve.  it's looking past wrongs, sinfulness, and imperfection and still receiving favor.  there's nothing we do to deserve it...

Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  

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