No matter how this day started,
The alarm failed to go off . . .
Someone got up on the wrong side of the bed . . .
An argument started over something silly . . .
You got your feelings hurt . . .
The coffee pot suddenly died . . .
Remember this one thing.
God has lavished His love on us, called us His children and invited us to call Him Father.
Lavish. Grand. Extravagant. Bountiful. Generous.
And that changes everything.
Submerge yourself in His love. Drown in it.
Root yourself in it. Stabilize in it. Live in it.
Try to grasp how wide. How long. How high. How deep this love is.
This Love surpasses knowledge, transcends understanding.
It cannot be contained.
And it fills us. Full. Running over.
The wealth of God Himself. In me. In you. The children of God.
Amazing Sunday grace, friends.
New day, Sabbath Rest. Longing for Light to dispel the darkness.
What once was is gone. What is longed for may not come this year.
Expectations can kill.
Counting grace brings relief, opens the heart, lifts the burden, turns the eyes to see beauty instead of pain.
Grace surrounds when we have eyes to see.
Gifts fall like mercy drops and waters the dry, cracked places.
Love opens the closed heart, wounded and fearful.
Joy flows in like a gentle brook.
And light streams through the broken, cracked places of a messy life.
Grace knows no season. When it comes, it is always Christmas.
Celtic Thunder. Amazing Grace
Today . . .
Praise God for the food on your table and the roof over your head.
Praise Him for the clothes you wear and the shoes on your feet.
Praise Him for the fellowship of believers gathered in a church house or a home.
Praise Him for the beauty you see with your eyes and the songs you hear with your ears.
Praise God for the sunshine . . . or the rain for He sends both.
Praise Him in the good times . . . or the bad times for He is with you always.
Praise God in the sanctuary of your heart where He makes His dwelling through and because of Christ Jesus.
Praise God with your every breath for He gives your every breath.
Praise God at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Make His praise glorious . . . today.
Day 26 of 31 Days of October – Roses Among The Thorn
Just for today let someone love you.
Just for today laugh deep and long.
Just for today count your blessings for they are many.
Just for today receive grace, embrace it, wrap yourself in it like a warm blanket.
Just for today give grace to someone else because it has been lavished on you.
Just for today enjoy the life God has given you, every single second of it.
And when tomorrow comes, start all over again.
Sunday grace, friends.
For a list of the days of October, go here please.