Choose Grace

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In my first attempt at five-minute Friday I’ve picked a way-too-big topic.
(on Sunday)
Grace.

Grace is waking up in the morning.
… the running-me-down hugs my Asher gives me.
… clean, drinkable running water.
… a hot shower.
… an unsolicited, “I love you Mommy” from my Cooper.
… a kind word from a friend.
… another birthday.
… a good doctor’s report.
… a paycheck WITH health benefits.
… my beautiful savior loving me even when I’m being a spoiled, selfish brat.
… choosing to overlook an offense.

For one more minute – a quick thought on number 10.

Choosing to overlook an offense…

My friend Lysa TerKeurst writes, “He who holds the tongue holds the power.” I find that to be a beautiful and frustrating paradox. I see that I have the power to CHOOSE GRACE in situations where I could fly off the handle and be all messed up and offended. I’m working on choosing grace daily. I’m making imperfect progress. And I’m grateful for Jesus’ example. What are you choosing today?


Five Minute Friday

8 Comments on “Choose Grace

  1. Such honest and beautiful words. Choosing grace challenges me sometimes. When my heart is wounded and my thoughts are consumed by my pain, it is hard to hold back. Imperfect progress. Awareness. Grace. Grateful that you shared your thoughts on “choose”, over at FMF.

  2. Thanks, sissy. It’s super hard to hold back. It feels like a tearing away. And I think that’s a good thing. But it doesn’t feel like it at the time (but the lashing out feels worse… did that today, too… on the same day I promised myself I’d choose grace.)

  3. Such words are very encouraging to me.I have been faced with so many challenges and felt completely frustrated,but today I’m encouraged to hold back and make perfect progress-

  4. I’m visiting from FMF today. Thanks for the great reminder to choose grace – it’s definitely one I needed to hear today!

  5. Visiting from FMF. Thanks for the great reminder to choose grace. I know it’s one I needed to hear today.

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