I’m hyper aware of my need for grace. I don’t think a day goes by without thinking about grace and praying for grace. Maybe it’s because, as a writer, I hit enough walls trying to figure out where to go next, what word fits just right, how to sync several plot threads . . . Or maybe because I’m quick to get an attitude or react with wrong words. And then there are the thoughts I don’t want to think and feelings I don’t want to feel (don’t you hate when you “feel” offended or slighted or anxious . . . and you really don’t want to?).
Every day there’s a reminder—well, several—that causes me to say, Lord, I need Your grace. It’s one of those spiritual blessings that we know is ours, yet, like joy, peace, and patience, we may not exactly be operating in it, in the moment. It’s easy to slip into self and move in our own strength, according to our own moods and whims. Grace is that enabling power that helps us to walk by the Spirit and not the flesh.
And let’s not forget, God is so good that He showers us with grace in ways we may not think about, like being able to get out of bed in the morning and breathe.
I pray this video is an encouragement to you. And I’d love to hear from you—Is grace something you think about? Do you pray for grace in a given situation?