God's Grace

Now and then it is good to take a “morning inventory” and reflect on the grace of God.

This morning when I opened my eyes I thanked God for protecting me while I slept. As I turned off the alarm clock, I thanked Him for sounds and my hearing. As I rested for a moment before getting out of bed, I could feel my beating heart which He kept working while I slept. As I stood up, I thanked Him for my balance, healthy legs, and my slippers. As I took a shower, I thanked Him for the warm water, shampoo, soap, a towel, and a mat on the floor to keep me from slipping. Then I continued by thanking Him for a mirror, razor, deodorant, and on and on until I thanked Him for each of the articles of clothing He provided for me to wear.

And, then I thanked Him for the words of the Psalmist that reminded me of His promise: “no good thing will He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.”

It was then that I had to pause in deep humility and gratefully thank Him for His love and grace that I do not deserve but desperately need. It is so easy for me to accept the gifts of God - including my salvation - without realizing that everything I have, or ever had or will have, are gifts from God.

And, as I reflected on that verse, the word blameless kept ringing in my ears as though it was my friendly alarm clock. I, of all people, am certainly not blameless. As I meditated on the word blameless for a few minutes and thought about everything I am or have, it’s not because I am blameless. It’s because His life was blameless, and of His unending love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness!

Prayer:  Thank You, Lord, for loving us, saving us, and giving us everything we have. May we be ever mindful of Your love and grateful for Your gifts! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today:  No good thing will He withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Psalm 84:11c 

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