Grace Abounds



Such a small word with a weight of meaning and significance associated with it.  Do you have enough??  I am pretty sure that!

Wikipedia defines Grace: 

In Western Christian theology, grace has been defined, not as a created substance of any kind, but as “the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it”

Love and Mercy…

…Given Freely

These words fill me with hope and also with despair.  You see, hope because that is what I would want extended to ME.  And then despair because I know I fall very short in offering these things!

I don’t know about you but as I go about my day, it is not my normal inclination to automatically extend Mercy, or even Love for that matter, to all that I may meet or encounter.  Actually, my normal reaction isn’t always kind or forgiving, and can sometimes border on a little bit harsh.

I need much Grace.

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“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work”

2 Cor 9:8


I need Grace to extend love to those I do not understand…either their actions or words.

I need Grace to be patient at the stop light or in traffic, when someone cuts me off or I get behind someone elderly who is going extra slow.

I need Grace with my husband who comes home late, tired and exhausted-he eats then sleeps without spending time with his wife.

I need Grace with friends to remember that they are going through “Life” too and their journey is not my journey, and I haven’t walked in their shoes.

I need Grace when others opinions and actions are not mine, and I want to tell them why they are wrong.

I need Grace for myself, I am not perfect…and never will be.


This was my mother’s favorite hymn…period.  The older I get the more I come to fully appreciate and understand this song…and it is becoming my favorite too.



What areas in your life could you use more of God’s Grace?

Until next week…

We walk by FAITH….not by sight!

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  1. Beautiful, Kat! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Amazing Grace has been my favorite ever since I got saved, 40+ yrs. ago. Years later I found out from my Aunt each night grandma laid in bed singing hymns out loud to go to sleep after grandpa died. One she sang every single night was Amazing Grace. She did this right up to the day she died, 6 months short of her 102 birthday.

  2. I’m always so tense and stressed, I know I could use a lot more in my life. Thanks for sharing at the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop. I can’t wait to see what you share this week!



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