The other weekend I heard a talk by Shane Claiborne on the ramifications of Grace. My mind has been cogitating this anomaly of grace. I for one take it for granted. I discovered that I’m not daily overwhelmed by this grace extended to me. I should be daily overflowing with the grace of Jesus given to me at the start of every new day. (Lamentations 3:22-23)
Grace wears many different faces in my life. Grace is feeling God’s presence when I’m trying to curl up within myself and shut everything out, even Him. Grace is the freeing of my spirit when I repent of my sin and know that God has forgiven me. Grace is the “Neither do I condemn you” moments with Jesus. Grace is the Holy Spirit speaking to me when I seek God’s face. Grace is feeling the Everlasting arms wrapped around me when I am hurting and grieving the loss of my dad. Grace is the Spirit putting my groanings to the Father into words. Grace is Jesus pleading my case with the Father when I fall into sin again and again. Grace is the dawning of a new day. Grace is the horse kiss that my horse gives me even though I’ve been too busy to spend enough time with her. Grace is the loyalty of my dog’s happy greetings every morning when I’m still too asleep to be excited over her. Grace is in every moment of my life.
How will I allow grace to impact me today? How will I impact others with God’s grace flowing through me?