I’d like to list it as a hobby:
Without worrying if it’s right or not.
And then linking arms with others who feel the same.
Over at Lisa-Jo’s.
Today, I’m joining others
As we write unabashedly
For five minutes time.
Without editing or backtracking
On one word alone:
He nearly pushes me out the door, thrusting me into the driving wind. I’m pulling my coat tighter, hoping to hide behind my hood as I hear Him whisper “Please…do this for Me…”
That’s all it takes for me now days and He knows it. Because I can’t deny it:
He has done more for me than He will ever ask of me.
And I’m still a bit perplexed why my argument of sending someone else didn’t make more sense to Him. Someone more knowledgeable. Quick on their feet. An extrovert, perhaps. Surely He doesn’t want me representing Him and all He’s capable of.
Grace doesn’t mask everything…does it?
Can it really make something out of me?
I’m greeting her with a smile now, praying she doesn’t see right through me. When I realize. That’s exactly what I need to have happen.
Friend, can you see Him through me? Please, look again…
I remove my hood and hang up my coat as she welcomes me in. And I share my story. Nothing more. That’s all He’s asked of me. I tell her all about my scandalous love affair and what His love has done to me. How his grace moves me. And I show her how I’m on a journey Home.
Later, she asks to join me and I get the chance to make an introduction.
That evening, He thanks me for abiding and I see it.
Grace doesn’t mask anything. It lays itself bare. Nothing hidden.
For that’s where true beauty is found.
The next day, He whispers, “Child, will you do this for Me again?”
Yes, Abba. With Your grace, I’d do anything for You. Again and again.
How about you? What does grace mean to you? How do you share your story? I’d love to hear.
Thanks for sharing your time with me.
And one more thing I just have to share…
My friend Kris has poured her heart into a book that could change your perspective on refinement, redemption, and the sacrifice Christ made for you on that cross.
If you would like to take Lent to the next level this year…if you see the refiners fire ahead and are hesitant to step in, please, don’t hesitate to check this out