Apr 3, 2009


I've been thinking about Grace a lot lately and how gracious God is to us and how we are always supposed to be gracious towards others. Here's a memory verse of mine that is such a good one to start the day with.

"Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love." Ephesians 4:2

We have all been hurt and wronged by people we love in our lives (and I'm sure we're all guilty of hurting others also) and this is such a key verse to live by. We are to always be humble and gentle....and because of Christ's love for us we should return that love to others and always forgive and make allowance for one another's faults. We all make mistakes, we are all human, we are sinners saved by grace.

What a difference it makes in our lives when we START our day with God. When we start our day in the Word, even if it's just reading a verse a few times. I know when I don't put God first, it completely changes the outcome of my day. My actions, my words, my thoughts and feelings....so I just wanted to encourage everyone to get in the Word first thing in the mornings if you're not doing that already. Be humble. Be gentle with others. Forgive. Be gracious. Love people. Be selfless. God in us can help us do all of these things if we choose to do them. All of these things are choices, God doesn't make us do anything, we choose our actions, our thoughts, our words.

I close with my favorite Bible verse of all time. It says, "The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives." Psalm 37:23

Isn't that incredible? To know that the person that will never leave us and never forsake us directs our steps as we follow Him and that he actually delights (it gives Him great pleasure, joy, and enjoyment) in EVERY DETAIL of our lives. Not just the big things that happen but all the little things too. Those things that may seem petty to others but that matter to us....God cares about those things....every last detail. Isn't that neat? Such a cool verse.

God is good all the time (do I hear an Amen?) and I pray we all come to know that fully if we don't already.

Be blessed today!


Joy said...

Is this a clue? Possibly a name choice in the running for baby "bertha." When I saw the title of the blog I thought, "Wow! I thought she was keeping the name a secret." I was wrong, but it is a lovely name :)

~The Harrison Family~ said...

You crack me up Joy! Grace is a beautiful name, I must agree! I can't wait to share the name with everyone, I'm typically not a secret keeper when it comes to baby stuff! Only 2 months left from tomorrow and the world will know :)

Joy said...

Ah ha! I knew it! When you posted the name, I thought "hey, didn't I guess this?" Took me awhile to find the post, but I did! Oh, and I like the middle name too ;-)