I have discovered over the years, that life can be challenging. God desires to sustain us as we look for "splashes of His grace" every day. My desire is that through posts, or book reviews, you may find something that points you to the grace of God, and that He ultimately will make a difference in your life.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Splashes of Grace

Ever try to carry around a very full container without spilling the contents? It's a hard thing to do. You try to hold it steady, take small steps, hold your breath, and.....then splash it's contents all over the floor! That's the nature of things.

The same is true with us. We are also containers of sorts. As we walk through life, whatever fills us will eventually spill over on those around us. If you're filled with anger or bitterness, careful as you may be, harsh words and actions will ultimately spill over. If you're filled with jealousy, distrust and a stirring up of trouble against another person may be the result. If you are filled with sadness, you will find that emotion creeping around every corner. It touches everything you come in contact with.

But, if you are filled with love, you will look out for the other person and meet his needs above your own. If you are filled with joy, you cannot help but smile and encourage those around you. If you are filled with peace, you have the capacity to calm those around you even when you find yourself in trying situations. If you are filled with the Holy Spirit, you can't help but leave "splashes of grace" along the path of life.

My prayer today is, "Lord, fill me so full of your Spirit today, that those around me can't help but be splashed by your great grace!"

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)

1 comment:

  1. I found your blog and really like your words from "Splashes of Grace". With your permission, I'll read it when it's my turn to do staff devotions at work. I'll even proudly quote the author as "my big sister"! Hugs, Donna