Ephesians 4:7 But to each one of us, grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.
la gracia sobre la Duda, Cristo lo distribuyo – Spanish.
Grace is God’s unmerited favor in our lives. Can you think of any favors you received without working for it? God shows mercy and grace which are two separate things. Mercy is when God with holds a punishment that we deserve. I’m sure you have some mercy experiences. Saying something you shouldn’t have said , doing something you shouldn’t have done, but thinking that you got away with something. You didn’t , it was God’s mercy working in your favor. We are witnessing God’s grace in giving us the greatest gift to the least deserving, which is each of us. Here are my thoughts about God’s grace over man’s doubting. Grace is what wakes us up. Doubt is not acknowledging it . Grace is inhaling and exhaling through the night as we sleep , doubt is taking it for granted. Grace is knowing that our redeemer lives, doubt is questioning what redeemer. Let’s pause for a moment , I’m referring to redeemer meaning deliverance from sin and captivity through Christ.
Do you experience more grace (unmerited favor) or doubt (uncertainty)? May 19, 2018 the world watched the marriage ceremony and celebration of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. What a worldwide event, the merging of two souls , the blending of many customs and cultures, two different countries gracefully acknowledging that harmony can be obtained. What about the message from Bishop Curry speaking on the universal message of love? Can a personal feeling be disputed about how someone feels about another human? Love is an individual thing, it belongs to the heart and soul of who defines it. Without a doubt, I’m sure a lot of doubt was displayed and felt during the planning of this awesome wedding. What have you been planning and doubt tried to redirect your path? Did grace take over and work in your favor? Think about your daily routine, how often have you had a truly workable plan and was side tracked by doubt? I’ll raise my hand to that. I’ve had many missed opportunities to be apart of something and have allowed others to create doubts and fears in my judgement. With these fears, I allowed them to consume me. Now, I believe that God’s grace is my biggest sustainer in life. I adopt the mind set of “nothing ventured, nothing gained”.
Several years ago , I lost my husband to a fatal brain aneurysm. ( a weak area in an artery that bulges out and fills with blood ) A few months later , i received a marriage proposal. I was excited about it, I talked with a few family members and trusted friends about this new marriage. I was met with so much doubt by them , such as ….no don’t marry yet, he’s not the one, we don’t want you relocating, he doesn’t attend church regularly, his culture is different than ours, he might not blend with your daughters , etc. I allowed total fear to consume me that I said no to him. What I was left with was no closure. I’ve spent time wondering what if…..? At that time I didn’t know that GRACE could conquer doubt. I allowed too many doubting Thomas’ in my life. I believe that these matriarchs were coming from a good place in their hearts. You only know what you know .They were making decisions for me on their past experiences. So , I’m not discrediting their thoughts but I am seeing where things may have been different. I now believe in grace over doubt. I believe that opportunities should be met with faith and courage. I believe that our mental health is the key to understanding and directing our path. 2 Peter 3:18 NIV -But grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savor Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever ! Amen. Since , I’m embarking on a daily walk in devotions, healthfulness and wellness, I have closure, I have completeness and I now know peace. I know that :the one who gets wisdom loves life, the one who cherishes understanding will soon proper -Proverbs 19:8 NIV. I highly encourage you to take the plunge . The Duke and Duchesses of Sussex, Bishop Curry, Mrs.Doria Ragland, Mr. Thomas Markle ( yes, Thomas , had grace over doubt decisions , what would people think if I’m not in attendance , is my health sustainable for this trip over seas, in other words all of those IF THIS , then this statements ) Our mental health is the key driving force to our being.
Tienes dudas sobre ?(Spanish) in dubium ? (Latin) vous en doubted sur?(French) What are you in doubt about ? Marriage, wellness, children, citizenship, employment, finances, disciplinary actions, promotions, deportation, school safety, travel, Christ favor, homeownership, difficult life decisions, the list is endless , friend I submit to you, please know that grace is greater than doubt.
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