Tuesday, October 1, 2013

31 Days of Living in Grace

grace (n): 
unmerited divine assistance 


Grace.  Grace is one of my biggest struggles, I have a difficult time receiving it, and a harder time giving it.  The biggest act and favor God did for us as gross, shallow humans, I have the hardest time comprehending it.  This 5 letter word plagues me daily.

I can't quite wrap my mind around what I have trouble with the most.  Is it that I am such a rule follower that anyone who doesn't follow the rules is written off in my mind?  Is it that I truly don't feel worthy of accepting such a huge, magnificent gift?  Is it that I am trying to still obtain grace on my own?

I don't know the answers to any of those questions, but I am determined to find them out.  Welcome to Day 1 of my 31 Day Series: Living in Grace.

I am joining The Nester and a thousand other bloggers as we embark one a 31 day challenge.  We will be writing about one topic for 31 days.  I admit I am fearful of failing, or missing a day.  Most of these other bloggers already have their posts written and ready to auto publish, me on the other hand, it's mid morning of day 1 and I am just writing my post.  I consider myself more of an organic blogger, I write when the words come, and on this journey of living in grace, I am not pushing anything out, I prefer more of a flow.

Over the next 31 Days I will share with you what I am learning about grace, what I am discovering about receiving and more importantly giving grace.  I will open up the depths of my heart to show you my failures, and to show you what the Holy Spirit is leading me to.  Some days may be personal stories, some days may be quotes or scriptures I am meditating on or found interesting, and on other days I may share a song that really is speaking to me about grace.  Since I am writing daily with nothing mapped out, some days may seem to go out of order, but I am more concerned with the discovery process, not the table of contents.

I am excited to embark on this journey, to share what I am learning, and to hopefully encourage you to rediscover what it means to live in grace.

 {This is my launching page for my 31 Day Series, each day will be linked on this page after it is published}

2 comments:

Rosanne Bowman said...

God is teaching me so much about grace lately, that when I saw the title of your 31 day challenge, I had to read it! :) I don't have mine all pre-written either. I'm doing God making a daily difference, and I guess I have to wait to see what differences He makes every day if I want to do this authentically. I'm afraid of missing a day too, but if I do - there's always grace. :)

Natalie Busch said...

That's right, just let it flow. It's going to be great :) One thing I have been impressed by when I've read these 31 day posts is that everyone is feeling nervous and jittery about it. I thought I was the only one! This is exciting though. Such a great way to connect with other mom's that are seeking God's will.