G is for ….. Grace!!

Ever had one of those weeks where things just weren’t right.  Maybe because of a misunderstanding or feelings that were unintentionally hurt or because everyone around seems in a bad mood or because of sickness…….the list really is endless.  A few weeks back, I had several days that included some of the things I listed.  I have to admit, and am ashamed to do so, that I sort of wallowed in my state of not being quite right.  You see, I was sure I was right.  I was sure that my hurt feelings were justified. I was sure that my bad mood was justified!!  I was absolutely not going to be the one to apologize! 
 
Then I decided that maybe I should spend some time in God’s word; hadn’t been there in a while because of the “not right” state I was in.  Wouldn’t you know it.  I opened to this:
 
(James 4:6 NIV)  But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
 
There I was; the PROUD!
 
Without reading another verse, I got up.  I walked into the other room.  I apologized.   It was a slow process for emotions to be repaired, misunderstandings to be cleared; all healthy and good I assure you.  The process was a work of the Lord to humble me.
 
I’m still learning to conform — as in to the likeness of Christ.  That day my lesson was hard.  I am sure that I will most likely need the same reminder again.  But for now, I’m so thankful fir His grace.
 
I’m linked up with Ben and Me as I “ABC Blog through the Alphabet”
 
Grace, Blessings and Joy to You!!
 
 
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One thought on “G is for ….. Grace!!

  1. we all need a good dose of daily grace. more importantly, we all need to be willing to give a good dose of grace. bless you for being willing to surrender your pride to give (and receive) it. love you, friend.

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