When I celebrate the grace given to me by God, and I'm grateful for it, I find it more natural to give that same grace to those around me. Gratitude flourishes when grace is celebrated.
Grace and gratitude should be so closely linked, but isn't it interesting how natural is to be ungrateful and how unnatural it is to be grateful. We've been given so much, but we forget how to be grateful for it. We get so wrapped up in the busyness of life, and that seems natural for us, but we have to be intentional about being grateful for the grace given to us by God. We also have to be intentional about passing that grace on to those we meet along our journey. Intentional about receiving it, and intentional about passing it on.
“It’s grace that called you, grace that keeps you, grace that will finally deliver you. It’s all grace, all the time, all the way.
Think of where you are today. Would you be there without the grace of God. Did you get there on your own? Or is your story sprinkled with His goodness and grace?
When we realize how powerless we are without His grace we become more grateful for it. We realize it's not about us, it's about Him. It's not what we have done, it's what His is doing. Realizing this puts us in our place. It puts a stop to pride. It brings praise to our lips and a desire to spread this grace and His love to the world around us.
Be intentional about sharing that grace this week. Look around. Seek the lost. Start a conversation. Plant a seed. Water the garden. Be grateful. Gratitude flourishes when grace is celebrated.
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