Or what is the mind to do
with something that becomes the mind’s ruin:
a God that consumes us
in His grace… Catherine of Siena
It’s all GRACE. It’s ALL grace. ALL of it.
This one line keeps echoing through my day. ALL GRACE. I wake to it. It waits for me to push sleep from my eyes to see I missed my alarm, again. It follows me through my rushing to get ready, shields me from the rat that decided to nest in my suitcase overnight (well I did forget to zip it), keeps me through annoyance at careless words spoken (do we even realize the power our words have? do I?), pursues me through seeming setbacks, brings unexpected victories. It dances, spins and twirls me through my day.
Through the litany of moments with much to be grateful for. Grace gifts like:
- Seeing the rat before I put my hand in its way this morning. It likes me less than I like it.
- My friends at the Ethiopian restaurant who remember my favorite dish so I don’t have to.
- Healings in the middle of the enemy’s camp and OH, the worship that followed.
- Lifted, changed countenances kissed by His love.
- The covering of His Presence. He IS a wall of fire round about and glory within.
- Sweet hands that interweave with mine.
- Laughter around shelling peanuts as evening fades to night.
- Lessons from Abuba in HOW to shell peanuts.
- Gifts of goodnight hugs from my little guys.
- Visiting fathers for my older boys and father-son man-fire chats
I am thinking GRACE is a good theme for Mondays. What about you? Could you use some Monday Grace?
I am not super planned. Schedules usually escape me. But in this season, I am reminded every morning with a whisper from heaven: IT IS ALL GRACE. It would be wonderful to start the week remembering grace. So foundational, yet so easily forgotten in the rush to grow up into more complicated things.
Let’s start our week together in this next season sharing grace. Welcome here. Grab a coffee and let’s talk about the bumpy realities of an unpaved road into this greater place of living in undeserved favor.
I will leave the comments open on some of these posts. Shall we embrace shared grace and celebrate His goodness together? Feel free to join the discussion below OR just drop me a private note if you don’t want to comment in the eye-view of all.
Why don’t you tell us this week how God’s grace is consuming you past all possible comprehension?
In Love, Michele