I've been thinking a lot about grace lately. Grace is receiving what we don't deserve and can't earn. We all want God to give us grace, and we'd really like grace from our friends, family and acquaintances too; so why is it sometimes so hard for us to pass it along to others? When I examine my own heart and the times I failed at being gracious, I find a lack of humility and honesty. The two go hand in hand because when you're honest about who you really are, there's no other choice but to be humble! It's when we're full of religion, full of our own good works, and full of our strict rule-keeping, that we become proud and superior. But, if our religion doesn't make us kinder, more patient, more loving, and more gentle with others, then I have to wonder how much we really know about grace?
Jesus is calling, and what he really wants is you, not your good works, not your church attendance, not your rule keeping, but you! You with all your baggage, all your sins, and all your brokenness. When you really discover grace, you'll find that all you want is Jesus and nothing more. Not to be a good person, to get to heaven, or be accepted in your religious circle, but simply to love and please the One who gave His life to save you!
Supplies and Tools:
- 100 Days of Grace and Gratitude Devotional Journal (affiliate link)
- Delightfully Delicate Background (Sweet n Sassy Stamps affiliate link)
- Grace So Amazing (Sweet n Sassy Stamps affiliate link)
- Trendy Spring Blooms Dies (Cutplorations)
- Crochet Thinlits (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
- Project Life Cards (Becky Higgins)
- Stick-a-bilities (The Paper Studio)
- Washi Tape
- Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide (Ranger)
Word Art Wednseday - Anything Goes