Six for Grace

Choose your favorite quote about grace from the ones I’ve listed below. Tell me how it speaks into your situation. Extra credit for eloquence.

Just kidding!

We’re not in school, y’all.

This isn’t a course on “The Magnitude of Grace in Daily Living”. (Although, I’d totally take that course!)

But, you’re here.

With me.

And I can’t help but wonder if it’s because you need to have grace poured out, and in, just as much as I do.

To kick off this week, I’ve chosen to share my six favorite verses and quotes about grace with you. I’m hoping that one of them will be a balm to that raw you are tenderly shielding.

Here we go…

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I live and die by this verse. Life carries on, day-to-day, knowing that I can approach That Throne. That I can find Mercy & Grace there. (They hang out with commitment, I’ve learned.) The multitude of daily deaths, played out in each mishap and screw-up, descend into hell with each fresh shower of Mercy & Grace.

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For every choice that led me down the path of destruction, I met Grace. When I started purposefully looking for Him, my wasted years that the locust had eaten? Restored. Life is messy. Grace is the beautiful blood-stained rag that cleans that mess right up.

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I am in awe of the fact that He chooses not to remember. And Lord, You know that I give you plenty of those “opportunities”, because…

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This is The Message version; and, really, this, in 1 Timothy 1? I can’t separate a verse out of the entire passage to like more. Because, Hi, I’m Missy, and I’m a sinner. Chief among them on more than one occasion.

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Grace longs to leave no man or woman behind. Ever.

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I’ve been told, more times than I can count, not to take Bible verses out of context. And, truthfully, I hesitate to take any idea, message, or command, that is built around one small verse, without any heed to the context that the other words around it provides. But, because life is not black and white, and neither am I, (this may explain why my favorite color is gray), I make an exception here.

Because, He does.

Every. Single. Time.

And, always.

Indeed.

Would you be kind enough to take a quick moment to share one of your favorites with me in the comments?

I’ll be recording them in my journal.

As ammunition against the opposition to Grace.

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This post is day 6 in the Write 31 Days challenge.

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A Photo-Op For My Bathroom

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It sounds glamorous, doesn’t it? A photo-op for a bathroom?

One of the ways I’ve learned to soak in the truths from the Bible is to stick them in the places where I am able to do the most soaking.

And, I don’t know about you, but the bathroom might be about the only place where I can gain enough milliseconds to drench myself in the beautiful promises and encouragements that the Bible provides.

Some days, just being able to see it there on the mirror while I go about my routine, is enough to get my day going in the right direction.

And other days, glimpsing the peace-filled truth as I’m about to blow my top, is enough to simmer me down.

Needless to say, each time I approach the throne, I’m focusing on the God who bids me come closer to the only one that matters.

Where Grace and Mercy flow.

Either way, I’m sharing the verse that I’ve been digging into this week through my study of Living So That by Wendy Blight.  Our Online Bible Study over at Proverbs 31 Ministries is doing our one and only blog hop during this study – today! Feel free to click on the button below to see what others wrote about. Or, the many other creative photos were shared.

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