"Grace breeds grace and gives you eyes to see the person, not the offense."
Good Lawd, Ris, you could have just written that sentence and it would have been enough to slay me, but then you followed up with these words:
was hard because my heart wanted to hold on to judgment, but God was
prodding it towards grace. He almost always wants to do that if we let
"Our marriages are living, ever-changing exchanges between two imperfect people that need to daily draw from grace."
asked HolySpirit this morning to speak into me perspective, because last
night I went to bed frustrated and miffed, and in all honesty, woke up
that way too.
And then I opened my email and saw the title of this
article sitting there, waiting for me. "The.Gracious.Wife." I had to
grab a fresh cup of coffee because I just knew I was going to be wooed
out of my pity-party and into the wise lap of my Father who understands
my emotions, but more importantly, desires to align my heart with His.
alignment hurts. Even more so, it's humbling because it requires
choice. I can choose grace this morning, or I can choose offense. Oh,
how my flesh desires the second choice. But, the Spirit of God ... well,
He knows the beauty of grace and sings over me loud enough to cover the
grumblings of my selfish soul.