Saturday, October 6, 2012

31 Days to Grace (Day 6): Grace for a day

As Christians, we all experience God's grace daily even if we don't see it. What if we went beyond receiving grace and challenged ourselves to giving grace at least once a day? 

Would you do it? Maybe you are thinking that I don't realize that you do give grace daily. "I overlooked a flaw, I showed mercy, etc."

But, think back to yesterday? Did you really give grace? I don't mean looking the other way at someone's wrongdoing, never politely stating how you felt or being a doormat. I mean, you unconditionally, without anything to gain, just gave some grace?

I did it without someone realizing it. I gave them something that some would say they didn't deserve. It felt right, bold, different, but satisfying.  A bit of forgiveness and mercy go a long way. That's what I gave. Grace baby. And I got no thing in return.

I wonder how many times a day someone gives me grace? Maybe, if I am honest, I don't really want to know. 

When we choose mercy over revenge, compassion over judgment, charity over greed, serving over selfishness, forgiveness over a grudge, or kindness over cruelty we are shining the very grace that Christ has given us. 
We show the world what it looks like to live in God's grace.

Your turn. Share a time you showed grace. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure ow many times others offer me grace throughout the day, but I'm positive I don't offer it to others enough.

    Good for you for doing the 31 days!


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