In the name of Grace

December 16, 2011 § 3 Comments

I noticed some delightful trends in myself over the past few days. 

Impatience.  Stress.  General frazzled-ness.

“HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!” screamed the voice in my head as I forgot where I parked my car and nearly microwaved my phone while preparing for a Christmas celebration.  For Bible study, no less.

At the first real “hustle and bustle” of the holidays, I freaked out.  I definitely had to catch myself as my holiday attitude went from this to To-Do List cray cray. 

I can be easily overhwhelmed.

Caught up, I was, in all of the extras I had created for myself.  Typical. I was running around, lifting off in my flurry and being taken further away from the joy of it all.

However, during my ritual morning blog perusal yesterday, God brought me back to reality when I came across this wonderful cause:

As I was reading about it, I pretty much felt my spirit breathe, “Oh yeah” as I relaxed and remembered something: it’s not about me.  Simple, isn’t it?

Now, falling in love with the gal behind Twirl and her adorable family is just inevitable, but you will also  be inspired by her heart.  The story she has to tell is wonderful and goes to show what a difference one person can make in another’s life.  The way Laura has found to give is genuine and a testament to others’ willingness, too.  I don’t think it hurts to be uplifted these days by stories such as these. 

All that we have, everything we are surrounded by, means nothing if we hold on to it so tight that we stop appreciating, forgo giving, and instead feel entitled.  Remember this: none of it is ours anyway.  Whatever we have, whatever we ourselves have been given, whatever money we have in the ol’ bank account, is not ours alone.  God has blessed us all so that we, in turn, can bless others like Grace.  So let’s give Him the glory by giving to those who need it, yes?

Yes, indeed.

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