When one thinks of sharing grace, they think of happiness and fulfillment, and rightly so, because there is much happiness that comes from the sharing and receiving of grace. Grace in its most purest form is God giving to us what we could never earn and what we certainly cannot deserve. It is a beautiful gift that keeps on giving in so many different ways.
When we started the Grace Place Ministry a couple of years ago, it was in response to the leading and teaching of the Spirit. Grace had so touched and impacted our lives and we simply wanted to in some way do something more than just talk about it. We wanted to not just receive it, but share it with others, with anyone and everyone that we can.
In the two years of sharing grace, I have learned a great many things. Here are just a few that I hope will encourage you and help you to know how to pray for us:
1.) To really share grace, you must continue to receive grace. You can’t share what you don’t have. And you don’t have what you won’t receive. We all need grace and when we realize this and open our lives up to it, then it is amazing what begins to happen in so many different ways. Our Creator provides us with grace everyday for that day. Receive it, so you can share it and share it so others can receive it.
2.) To really share grace, you must be willing to get out of your comfort zone. Sharing grace will take you to places that you would never take yourself. You will have to do things differently than you had planned, because once you start sharing grace and people start receiving the grace that you are sharing, then a whole new movement of miracles begins to take place. You cannot share grace and stay where you are, because grace moves you and this is really a beautiful and magical thing.
3.) To really share grace, you must be willing to deal with a little mess. One of the things that I catch myself saying a lot, now a days, is that “Sharing Grace Is Messy!” If you like a clean and tidy schedule, then you probably don’t want to start sharing grace. If you want to stay and enjoy the comfort of a padded pew, then you probably don’t want to start sharing grace. If you want to sit behind a desk and feel like you control the world, then you probably don’t want to start sharing grace.
Sharing grace will bring people and things into your life and many of these people and things are wonderful blessings right from the very start. Sharing grace will also bring people and things into your life and many of these people and things will break your heart and challenge your spirit. But to really share grace, you don’t get to pick and choose – you just simply share and let grace do it’s thing.
I would not trade the journey that I began two years ago for anything. I have learned so much and I am still learning today. The biggest thing that I have learned is that there is still a whole lot that I have to learn. As my Creator gives me the grace, I will learn and use my learning to share His grace in even more amazing ways.
May God bless you on your journey, as you receive and share the amazing gift of His grace…