Sufficient Grace, Day 1
It’s kind of like bragging to your friends about something that you think it seriously like the coolest thing ever. You boast and boast and boast about this certain person or object. When your friends finally come and see what the hype is about, you want them to feel it also. You want them to feel your excitement. It’s kind of heart wrenching when they don’t seem the least excited as you were.
And the apostles were giving testimony with great power to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was on all of them. — Acts 4:33
My definition of Grace is being soft. Not soft as in, weak. Even though the Lord shines through our weaknesses, and only gives us what we can handle. But soft as in cashmere soft, not letting anything shake your core. I think it’s some saying, “always be graceful and poise.” Always appreciating and looking on the positive side of things, knowing that you are in the good graces and hands of the Lord. It walks a fine line with Faith, but the difference is having faith in something means to believe despite all outcomes. To have Grace is to have peace with being faithful.
I struggle with the Grace part of that last paragraph. My faith is here all day. But when it comes to me saying ” Okay, I have faith, but I just hope this goes my way or how it’s suppose to. ” Then that means you are not okay with that. You don’t have grace or poise about that situation. It’s hard for me. I think because I will know the outcome, but Grace is how you react to it/the situation.
Another way to define Grace is to be the bigger person. It’s extremely hard not to get green with someone or to lose your temper. Being graceful is one thing, we weren’t put here to be ugly with one another. Just have faith that your time will come, and when it does; just pray that someone will be graceful about your situation as you should have been with theirs’s.
My graced is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. — II Corinthians 12:9