Monday, January 30, 2012

it will come

learning to live not only in grace as a lifestyle, but in all things loving, 
all things giving, and all things beautiful,
takes
time.
but it's what we do in that time,
that will help us grow in grace.

grace is as natural to God as eating and sleeping is natural to us.
we are made for grace, but we aren't prone to it. 
we are prone to wander. and wander far from the things of God.
that's the human condition, but not how we were created.

to "stay in grace" as a lifestyle, i think we constantly need to be learning about
God, ourselves and people. 
things don't grow in the mundane.
things don't grow in the stagnant. 
grace will surely become more and more natural to us as we study God's Word,
pray,
maybe read a book or two on grace,
and 
by
practice.
using that word practice might sound kind of odd, 
but the more we choose grace,
the more it flows out of us, 
and will become more and more natural.

God will keep empowering and strengthening us to even 
be able to extend one shred of grace...
and. . . a shred will become a chunk.
a chunk will become a panel.
a panel will become a good size board.
a board will become a wall.
a wall will become a room. 
a room will become several rooms
and then several rooms will become a house
and soon enough we will be complete.
a full house. full of grace.


"We too are like living Stones, and are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood."
1Peter 2:4-5

sure, that may be a long way off,
but we are on our way
toward that something beautiful. 


the more we hunger and thirst for grace in our lives
the more it will come. 
God gave us a spirit to {hunger and thirst} for such things,
and He is glad to satisfy it.
so go after grace,
keep reaching for it,
keep practicing it every.single.dayhour. minute.
it will come.

Grace Laced Mondays

22 comments:

Erin said...

Love anything that has to do with grace!!! :)

Jen said...

Amen and amen!

Mary said...

right on, friend!
what a great way to start my week! :)
xoxo

Darby said...

Thank you Gina for this sweet post! It is good to be reminded often to be grace givers even in difficult times.

Tamera Beardsley said...

Gina, I couldn't agree with you more! Living in grace for me is a daily struggle...but the benefits...beyond measure...

Michelle @ The Willing Cook said...

Grace - how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me...in the beginning, at the end, and all things between now and then!

Natalie said...

Thanks for this Gina! I had a rough start to this day, but this was a good reminder =)

ruth@gracelaced said...

In Hist time...not our own!

Elisha(: said...

I LOVE THIS POST!!!<3

sarah {on the brightside...} said...

Oh, God's grace is so amazing! Thanks for this beautifully written reminder!

PS. Lovely blog! :)

Paislea Elyse said...

i love this!

drop by allister bee soon!

vintch said...

so true. if you build it, He will come. if we build a solid foundation of faith and trust and belief, He will fill us up higher than we ever imagined. such truth in this post.

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

beautifully written!

stephanie said...

grace is quite amazing isn't it? love this post friend : )

Courtney said...

I love how your writing makes me ponder Godly things. I love coming to your blog and being refreshed. Gina you are lovely!

melanie said...

love this post :)
ps. my blog is stupid and doesn't let me reply to comments, sooo i am answering here! yes that is my bible :)

Cherry said...

something to ponder. for me, grace is our way to connect to Him. great post!

btw Gina, I've added your blog to my blog community. most of my blog friends are there. see blogroll.

theolivetree said...

I couldn't have said it better!!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

i love this post, especially learning grace through practice. it will eventually just become habit and something that people will naturally see inside of us :)
xo TJ

SymbioticLife said...

It might be worth printing this out and posting it on a white board for myself. This is lovely.

jozen said...

beautiful

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