Monday, February 10, 2014

Grace like an ocean

Why is it that something as freely given as the Lord's grace is so mind-blowingly incomprehensible to us? Why do we, even as children of the Most High God reject His loving kindness and deem ourselves unworthy of the blessings He wants to bestow upon us? Grace like an ocean, the grace only the Lord can give, provides enough forgiveness for a lifetime of mistakes, enough love to heal even the most shattered heart and enough kindness to melt any heart of stone. 

Just as little streams trickle into rivers that eventually flow into the ocean, God uses even the smallest things to sustain us during the seemingly "dry" seasons of life. Despite where we are in our current circumstances, the Lord is there walking right beside us, sustaining us with His grace, compelling us to open our hearts even wider to His compassions. 

As daughters of the King, it is necessary to embrace our worth in order to have a deeply-rooted, contagious joy that spreads to others. Loving yourself because of whose you are, rather than who you are, gives a whole new meaning to the love and grace we consider ourselves worthy of, and therefore the love and grace we are able to give to others. When we begin to view Christianity as a never-ending pursuit of having a heart like His and a journey of learning to see ourselves as He sees us rather than a religion, we can truly experience grace like an ocean. 

Let that grace wash over you, dear sisters, wiping away every doubt, every fear, every insecurity. You are beautiful, you are whole, you are valuable. You were bought at a price and were fearfully and wonderfully made.

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