Friday, November 1, 2013
Five Minute Friday: Grace
It's Friday... the first Friday of November and I'm a little wore out by my attempt at #31Days, my trip to Allume, the busyness of the season, and the dailyness of life. So we are going to see what comes out in five minutes (or so).
Can I ask a little grace from you all? I did not want to write today. I confess that when I read the Five Minute Friday prompt of "Grace," I rolled my eyes... HONEST!! I am just feeling like the word is so over done and we throw it around here and we throw it around there and we say "Give Grace" and we say "Receive Grace" but in reality we live like it's just a word... and sometimes I get tired of the Christianese.
So I went and looked it up, because I knew I needed a refresher (after all, there is no such thing as coincidences). Well, even the list of definitions overwhelmed me. I just wanted one simple definition that I could run with for five minutes... and now I'm faced with a choice (I hate making decisions... I'm always afraid it will be the wrong one).
2012 was my year to Live Grace. So I had a few blog posts related to grace, even had a list of books that emphasized grace (not sure how many of them I actually read)
Definition 1: a way of moving that is smooth and attractive and that is not stiff or awkward
even this blog post shows that I haven't figured that one out yet... cause this is not a bit smooth and just a little bit awkward.
Definition 2: unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification
this is what normally comes to mind when I hear the word grace. And while I know what grace is, too often I don't think I truly understand it.
The truth I come back to is: there is no such thing as too much grace. We talk about it over and over, and God's Word talks about it over and over, because God's Grace is never ending, never gets used up. There is always grace for today, for this moment, for this need.
And I had to do Kindergarten pickup before I had a chance to post this and the first song that came on was "Amazing Grace" and like a flood, grace poured over this poor sinner who thought she had had enough of grace.
I will never out grow my need for grace and the gospel every single day!!