Thursday, April 10, 2014

Give Grace Lavishly

Y'all life is hard. 
Sometimes things happen in this sinful fallen world that 
we simply can't understand or even wrap our heads around. 
There is heartbreak and brokenness all around. 
And sometimes I feel like we don't give each other
{and ourselves}
 enough grace. 

1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 in The Message says.....

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.

Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

I think most of us are doing the best that we can. 
So today, how about we look for the best? 
Assume that people have good intentions 
and are doing the best that they can. 
What if we give grace and give it lavishly? 

I'm in.  You? 
{You can print your own copy as a reminder HERE. }