Monday, November 8, 2010

Thirty Days of Thankfulness: Day 8 ~ Grace!

"Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you'll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too... " ~unknown

 Here's what I think about GRACE and why I'm thankful for it... 

  • Grace is often defined as unmerited favor. 
  • Grace is  getting something good, when you really deserve something bad. 
  • The ability to give grace is supernatural.

Remember when you were a kid and you stomped up the stairs screaming, "that's not fair!" ( oh wait, that was me. LOL) and your mom uttered some very wise words that went something like... "We don't always get what's fair in life."  I'm sure I received a spanking from my mom along with this tidbit of wisdom.  LOL But that was a different time... way back in the olden days. :)  

Well, life still isn't fair...still. Some days I wake up thinking, "Why ME??? and then other days I wake up crying "WHY me?" I'm so glad it isn't fair. I'm thankful that they Lord blesses me in spite of me. Every time I look into the eyes of one of my offspring I realize how unfair life is. I'm so blessed! 

Ephesians 5:8 ~ For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 

Yes, I'm thankful for Grace today, --which by the way is what I named my cell phone, my constant companion therefore requiring a name-- there's a long story to that which I'll save for another day...
Be blessed and I'm still choosing JOY!! 

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