Monday, March 18, 2013

Giving Away Grace...

"Give Grace and love away like your made of it." ~Bob Goff

I am much more comfortable giving grace away, than I am receiving it. 
Which has always been surprising to me.

When I am offered grace, I am softened by it in a way that shocks me time and time again.
And at the same time...strengthened by it.

I am actually ok with giving it away like I am made of it....
because, quite frankly, I am.
and quite frankly, so are you.

We are each made with in His Image.

Which is even more amazing to me that He gives me chances over and over again. 
Undeserved chances, when I fail him and His Children.

All the more reason, I need to hand it over freely and not look back. 

"Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, 
that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." ~Hebrews 4:16

God, Thank You for your constant grace and ability to look at me and see not just my mistakes, but Your Child.

In His Dust,

Monday, March 11, 2013

What Time Is It....

Why God, why? 
First of all...
why did Morris Day & The TIme have to stop recording stuff?

Second of all...
why do have you let your people here on earth steal an hour of our time? 

As if last Monday wasn't frustrating enough....
we now have to add messed up body clocks and grumpy cows.

It might just be elaborate challenge from the universe, to see who knows how to really work all of their electronics and who doesn't. 
(The results shall be evident on all ovens and microwaves over the next 6 months.)
However.....if you find yourself, tired, frustrated or late today....
(sorry, if it is because you stopped to read this)

"Don't overlook the obvious here, friends. With God, one day is as good as a thousand years, a thousand years as a day." ~2 Peter 3:8

Maybe God is sparing us from an hour of worry....or frustration?

The Message version of The Bible goes on to say in 2 Peter 3:8
"God is restraining Himself on account of you, 
holding back the End because He doesn't want anyone lost. 
He's giving everyone space and time to change."

So, in the grand scheme of things , if You need to mess with my oven clock....
than I'm down with it.

God, Thank You for working all things together for good.

In His Dust,

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hiding Place...

"You are my Hiding Place; 
You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance." 
~Psalm 32:7

Sounds good in theory.....but last I checked....
I was not a little white bird and was not able to find a cleft in a white rock.

Maybe I wasn't looking hard enough...

To me, the concept of hiding in Him....feels more like.
Which was smothering and quite frankly, a tad suffocating.
And also, sand up the nose? No thanks.

Sometimes, grabbing on to God, to Hide, feels more like this.

I KNOW He is not letting Go.
I KNOW He has me securely in His Grip.
But, dang, it's easy to forget.

I naturally tend to focus on the worries surrounding me....
instead of Who is Protecting Me from them.

Thank You God for Being a Constant Place Hide...for each one of us reading this.

In His Dust,