I love the concept of giving God a shout out for what He has done.
We don’t do that nearly enough!
You may have seen the acronym GRACE as “God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.” Grace is also God’s unmerited favor, or God doing for us what we cannot. I find grace overflowing in God’s love, joy, peace, blessings, mercy, power, provision, protection, and wisdom. Thank You, Jesus!
Where did I find God’s love and favor—His abundant grace—this week?
This week was jam-packed, but good! On Monday, I spent most of the day on the phone with various people. I scheduled meetings and/or appointments, discussed ideas and plans with people, and chatted with friends and family. I also got my taxes done this week; I was so thankful to check that off my list!
Tuesday and Wednesday were spent catching up around the house and working on projects. That’s because I had an all-day work training on Thursday! I’m so thankful for good friends, who once again, helped me with Lydia. One friend watched her all morning, while another friend helped with preschool drop-off and pick-up. The second friend even had us stay for dinner when I came to pick up Lydia!
Friday was a little more low-key. At Christmas, I received a gift certificate for a massage, and finally found time to put it to use. Lydia and I also enjoyed bowling with my coworkers and their families! I have been employed there for about six years. We’re transitioning through a merger at work, so it was a celebration and thank-you event.
Several years ago, when I was pregnant with Lydia, my mother-in-law generously took me on a mini shopping spree for maternity clothes. Well, I have only used them for one pregnancy, but those clothes have been such a blessing to my friends! I have loaned them out to at least half a dozen friends over the years. Most recently, a dear friend in Chicago wore them through her baby’s birth in the fall. Today, she contacted me and asked if the sister of another dear friend could borrow them next. Of course! I am so glad they are going to good use. God blesses us to be a blessing, and I am sure He is laughing along with me today…It’s like the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Maternity Pants!” 😉
These are only a few examples, but God’s grace never runs out!
There’s grace in every situation—we just need to look for it. God promises if we seek Him, we will find Him (see Jeremiah 29:13)!