Friday, November 1, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Grace

Only 5 minutes, seriously?

Five Minute Friday

So, the awesome Lisa Jo Baker does this 5 Minute Friday post, where she gives us one word to write about for 5 whole minutes. Yes, only 5. Trust me, when you get going, it's hard to stop once the timer goes off!

Go ahead, go get your timer, cause here we go...

Today's word: GRACE

It's sufficient for me. Sometimes, though, I forget. Or is it just me get trying to operate in my own power. He said that His power is made perfect in weakness.

I get tired though.

Day in, day out. Hurdles to jump, walls to knock down. I am only so strong.

In my own power, that is.

He reminds me though. I thank Him for those reminders.

I am stubborn and a recovering control freak. I like things done my way, in my own timing.

But He nudges me. Sometimes, I feel Him nudge me hard. I know I can hear him, as if someone, flesh and bone,  is physically in the room with me.

I still get tired though. Sometimes it's just too much.

That is, until He nudges me. Until He reminds me about His grace.

I gotta stop trying to do this stuff in my own power. The grace is there and it's up to me to accept it.
****Timers off!*****

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  1. Nodding away as I read this. Amen!! Sometimes it's just too much - but ahhh...amazing Grace!!!

    1. Hi Lizzie, His grace is indeed sufficient, amen!

  2. I'm hopping over from Lisa-Jo's site. First -- LOVE your header description. It made me smile. Too cool. Second -- I'm right there with you, girl. I also wrote about the difficulties of accepting grace. It's not always easy, that's for sure.

    1. Thanks for hopping over, Tanya! Glad I could make you smile.

  3. Hi Tiffany.

    I'm Cassandra visiting via Five Minute Friday. You hit the nail right on the head with this post. Doing it in our own strength - and in heels no less! :) If that doesn't tire you out...

    Praise God for His grace and for the reminders that we don't have to do it alone.

    Great post! Have a great weekend!

    ~ Cassandra from Renaissance Women

    1. Hey Cassandra,
      Thanks for stopping by! Yes, it is hard and sometimes exhausting. So glad His grace is there.

  4. Hmmm, sounds familiar. We keep trying to do this thing in our own imperfect power, wanting to earn what He has freely given. Will we ever learn? Lord, I hope so! Help us to rely on you.

    Thanks for the sweet reminder. Returning your FMF visit.

    1. I am right there with you, we have got to learn this! It's good though, He gives us a brand new day to work on getting it right.