This month we’re talking about offering ourselves grace. We know that grace is the unmerited favor of God … but how do we give that to ourselves? Sounds kind of crazy!
Let me ask you another question — do you deserve a break? For that matter, what do you have to do to deserve a break? Do you have to work a full time job? Clean your house? Go without sleep for a few days? When is enough busy-ness, enough to earn a break?
Ha! That’s kind of a trick question. God has already given us His Grace, His Favor. We don’t have to earn it. Remember? Here’s a few verses I want you to think about this week.
The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
He said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31
Wow! I think the Lord wants us to rest. I think that is one way that we can allow our lives to be filled with His Grace. So what about it? Do you deserve a break?