Thursday, May 20, 2010

Grace

Thank you so so much for your sweet encouragement on my post yesterday! It’s a beginning and you have to start somewhere right? It’s great to have the accountability in the blog community. Figured if I put it out there, then the follow thru would be easier.

I’ll be honest, I have a daily devotional book but I’m pretty bad about it. I just happened to pull it out this morning and this is the scripture the devotional was based on..

“But the Lord said to Samuel, Look not on his appearance or at the height of the stature, for I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7

It went on to say that God would rather have someone with a sweet, wonderful heart toward Him, who makes mistakes, than somebody with a slick performance, who is rotten inside.

That’s a lot to digest.

God has given us the grace to make mistakes. After all, he knew we’d make them anyway.

Think about that.

There’s grace when in my instance we know we haven’t been taking care of our bodies properly.

There’s grace when we’re caught in the struggle of addiction.

There’s grace when we don’t treat somebody right.

There’s grace when our priorities are out of wack.

There’s grace in every marriage.

There’s grace with that particular co-worker that’s hard to deal with.

There’s grace with the person that puts on that mask each day to cover up what’s really going on inside.

There’s grace even when we feel so undeserving and that we’ve screwed up too many times.

God has an endless supply of grace.

But above all else, God just wants your heart.

Where is your heart at today? And I point the question right back at me as well.

Grace can be defined as the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God.

I don’t know about you, but I’ll take that. And in return God will have my heart!

10 comments:

Jacquie said...

That's good, Lauren!!! Sometimes it's hard for me to realize you're just 25!!

alyssa said...

thank goodness for grace!! you are precious :)

Rosie said...

This post gave me chills! Love it!

Lindsey said...

Thank goodness for grace, seriously!;)

Barbie said...

His grace is everywhere. Today I am not feeling well and needed an extra measure of grace as my 10 year old daughter proceeded to give me attitude this morning on the way to school. But He met me and I stood firm! Blessings!

Rebecca Jo said...

Grace... its so amazing!

Amanda said...

What a good reminder...

Garrett and Meagan said...

Lauren, I loved this. <3

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

it is a pretty incredible thing! :) God is so good!

NathanaelDrumm0113家明 said...

責人之心責己,恕己之心恕人。.............................................