I woke up this morning feeling a little queasy. I don't think I am getting sick, I think it has something todo with the heat being on this morning and I got too hot upstairs. But when your belly feels bad, it's hard to have a cheery disposition.
Then, I come downstairs to find coffee grounds on the floor by the trash can and I have to start cleaning ASAP. My mind is now running 100 mph on why is it so hard to take out the trash...ever been there?
I finally get a cup of coffee in my pretty peacock cup (Thank you Mom) and sit down at the kitchen table. My mind is still listing all the things I have to accomplish today and then I feel a nudging to open the WORD.
I open my Bible app on my phone and I am thinking that it will have something to calm me down or make me happy. You know, a happy text from Psalms or maybe Philippians 4:8...NOPE. It's about salvation being a gift from God so that none of us can boast...huh?
God saved you by his grace
when you believed. And you
can't take credit for this; it is a
gift from God.
Salvation is not a reward
for the good things we have done,
so none of us can boast about it.
Ephesians 2:8-9 NLT
But just the act of opening the WORD and reading calmed me down. What stands out to me this morning is the first 6 words...God saved you by his grace. I am so thankful for the grace of God and for salvation.
How can I go around my home in a huff of anger over spilled coffee grounds and overflowing trash when I am saved by the grace of God? I know it's a nasty job to clean that stuff up but today I am deciding to abide in the grace that God has given to me. To open this gift and pass it on, even to my own family.
|Love this pic of Henry, Parker and Luke.|
Brothers, nothing like family.
It's easier to give grace to those we don't see that often but we need to start at home. I love my family and I am so thankful for all of them. I pray that God fills my home with grace, peace, love and joy. That we treat each other with respect and consideration. That His presence is a constant when we rise until we rise again in the morning...never ceasing. Let this be, A Place Called Grace.