As I begin each day with gratitude God never ceases to amaze me ... I begin to see His abundant grace, everywhere. The obvious gifts of grace are health, friends and family, a warm bed, a hot cup of coffee. But what about the the thoughts that stem from. my daily "God time", or the email that arrives in my inbox giving me a boost in confidence, or a smile someone gave me that made me feel accepted. Or what about when things go as planned when you wondered how in the world it was going to happen, or the reaction you expected from someone was different? Or, something really big - someone said something that planted a seed and it led to a new lifestyle or career? It's great when you begin to recognize these gifts and see God working in His mysterious ways.
As Nancy Florey reminds us: "Blessings, like a promotion or raise, are God’s little ways of showering us with grace. They’re reminders that God cares in the small ways, even as He has cared for us in the greatest way of all, giving us eternal life. Let’s embrace those moments, and praise Him for His unending grace and mercy toward us."
Challenge for the day: Find 10 acts of grace today.