Grace-full

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I can't get my mind wrapped around it.

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Grace.

Undeserved kindness

A gift unearned.

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Hard as I try, the claws of must-prove dig deep into my soul... I have to prove my worth, prove my value to the world... to Him... to myself.

So when I read this week about standing firm in grace I stop hard. I am to choose to stay there? Stay in this gift?

Then I read that not only do I receive this grace, but I receive it in fullest measure... pressed down shaken together pouring out?

Oh I know about being pressed, yes, pressed but not crushed.

But pressed down grace? Fullest measure grace?

Grace-full?

I can't do anything about this one.  I can't actually get grace.

I just have to receive it, let it pour down and in and over me.

This charis grace, all wrapped up with chara joy.  And I learn that quite literally chairo, rejoice, means "to delight in grace."

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In my search for joy, this new truth:
"Joy" means to delight in His abundantly full grace.
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Amazed and  overwhelmed by grace,
 
Five Minute Friday

15 comments:

  1. Your words are a salve a balm, sweet fragrant offering. Beautiful from beginning to end. Thank you for sharing your heart and these truths...wishing His, Grace

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    1. I am feeling deeply soothed by His grace-balm today.

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  2. Oh and......it is so nice to meet you. Sorry to take up more space but my heart really want to say that and that I am visiting from FMF. And it really is nice to meet you, new friend. :)

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    1. So glad you stopped by. I enjoyed getting to meet you via your blog!

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  3. And why are the free gifts the ones hardest to receive? Enjoyed your thoughts here, the truth they represent in FMF.

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    1. I don't know. I baffle myself, truly.

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  4. lovely! visiting from fmf- your words are well received! Rejoice=to delight in grace- needed that today, it's the missing piece of a puzzle in my head!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Nancy (grace!). :-) I enjoyed my visit to your corner of the web.

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  5. Oh, Patti! I can't wrap my mind around it either. So thankful, however, I've experienced it:))
    Hope you're doing well, sweet friend.

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    1. Yes, the inexplicable wonder of grace! Today I am just astounded by the freedom it gives me to fully be the person He made me to be. I'm prone to people-pleasing, alas. Thank you for popping in, Stefanie. You bless me!

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  6. Beautiful post, dear friend! You capture the wonder of His inconceivable Grace!

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    1. And in you and your friendship, my sister in Him, He has most lavishly expressed His grace. Pressed down, shaken together, pouring out. Love you!

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  7. "Hard as I try, the claws of must-prove dig deep into my soul... I have to prove my worth, prove my value to the world... to Him... to myself."

    Ties in to what I just blogged about :). Isn't God's grace amazing!? ♥ your post.

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