Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Uno, Dos, Grace

John Samuel was counting to me in Spanish this morning and he said, "Uno, Dos, Grace." I barely heard it. He can always make me smile. His counting reminded me of something we've been learning in our Bible time.

We've been reading in the book of Acts during our morning Bible time and the other day we read Acts chapter 6. We got to the end of the chapter and there was a little verse that just jumped out at us. It was verse 8. It said that Stephen was a "man full of God's grace and power." As we talked it out, we realized that the combination of grace and power was just what we needed each day. Grace to forgive. Grace to allow the other person to go first. Grace to be kind. Power to forgive. Power to allow the other person to go first. Power to be kind. Sometimes I've got the grace and I need the power to put it into action. Some times I have the power but the grace allows what I do to be done in love. The next chapter of Acts sees Stephen getting stoned for his faith. He was able to forgive those who stoned him because of God's grace and power in his life. As he is being pummeled he says, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." Acts 7:60. Wow. That is real grace and power. So I've been asking God for His grace and power to help me with the things that hit me in life. Compared to Stephen they really are just pebbles, but I still need His grace and power.
Enjoy your day! May it be filled with grace and power.
The picture above is our yard early this morning...it was a gentle reminder to me to let God's grace and power shine into my life.


BizzyMommyKnits said...

this was so needed1 i really could use a little grace here! and i looove your new header! it's perfect for our new season of change!

mark said...

it is so obvious you were in Spirit when you wrote that. a heaping spoonful of truth, washed down with the quenching kindred spirit that binds us together. keep laying it on us, sister. can i get a witness! and your title picture is too cool for even home school! i must know the font.

a friend to knit with said...

ahhh. such a lovely post. absolutely perfect.

i love what mark said.

and your new header is FABULOUS!

Kristyn Knits said...

wow! what a post! thanks for such a Spirit filled message. I want that picture for my favorites! and that header...I'm with Mark...too cool for homeschool!

Angela said...

i just found your blog. thank you for such a moving post, it was nice to read on a hectic homeschool morning - gave me some perspective. i'll definitely come back again!


Ellen said...


That picture is spectacular. What a little glimps of heaven. You should enter that in the fair next year!

I'm loving your blog! You are such a gifted writer and photograher!