Sunday, July 6, 2014

Grace like air

I'm linking up with other wild and free writers for Five Minute Friday. This is where we throw caution to the wind and just write. For five minutes straight. Not worrying about edits or backtracking. This week's prompt is "exhale". Come on over to Lisa Jo Baker's blog to join in! Everyone's welcome!


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What if grace was like air and every morning when we woke up from deep slumber, we inhaled a big breath of it for the day. Sure, we’d been breathing it all night, but it’s like we need to inhale enough at sunrise to last all of daylight.

What if grace was like air and we did that?

Inhaling grace at the beginning of each day from the endless supply in the heavens.
Inhaling grace in order to exhale all of the good things that have been put in our hearts to share with the world around us.

We could exhale love in good measure to everyone around us in the measure that they need.

Exhale forgiveness over and over again seventy times seven. As much forgiveness as is needed.

Exhale hope. Hope for today, tomorrow and the years to come. Even hope for our neighbor.

Inhaling grace isn’t as strange as it sounds. I believe that since the first man was created in the garden, we’ve inherited the breath of life from our creator. The breath of life which is in 
essence, grace.





We actually have all of this air-grace that we need to live each and every day on this earth.

It is free for the asking.
An endless supply.

Coming well timed and in appropriate measure, just when we need it.

Let’s all inhale grace right now, and wait for our instructions.

Inhale.

Exhale.

Grace.


"Let us then fearlessly and confidently and

 boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the

throne of God's unmerited favor to us

 sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our

failures] and find grace to help in good

 time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, 

coming just when we need it]."  Hebrews 4:16 AMP

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Thanks for stopping by, friend!


10 comments:

  1. Ah, I love that concept of exhaling grace (especially grace and forgiveness towards those who have wronged us). I'm glad I stopped by!

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I definitely need to inhale grace every day! Blessings!

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  2. "Inhaling grace in order to exhale all of the good things that have been put in our hearts to share with the world around us." THIS. I love this.

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    1. Thank you, Molly! Blessings to you!

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  3. Oooh... I'm liking this. I came back - from FMF- to visit you, here! I really appreciate your thoughts here. So refreshing and especially the verse from Hebrews. I'll be pondering that one today...for sure!

    Blessings!!

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    1. Thank you, Bevy! I'm glad you could find some encouragement here! Thanks for coming back! :)

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  4. what a wonderful thought to inhale grace as a breath and exhale grace to others...love it...Gloria

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  5. Love this. I'm inhaling! :) (visiting from FMF)

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  6. Thanks for stopping by, Raquel! Blessings!

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