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Essential Trilogy: Kindness, Grace, and Favor – October 4 Inspiration

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Kindness, grace, and favor.  An essential trilogy of attributes we need in our lives! Kindness is something we need for ourselves, as well as to extend to others. Grace, in relation to God, is His unmerited divine assistance and power. Favor is a friendly gesture, gracious kindness, or a special privilege. Definitely things we need in our lives everyday!

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Here’s your inspiration for this Tuesday…

 

“Grace is God’s power coming to us free of charge

to help us do with ease

what we could never accomplish on our own.

Grace is freeing!

I cannot make myself acceptable to all people,

and neither can you,

but we can believe God will give us favor

with the people He wants us involved with.

Sometimes we try to have relationships with people

God does not even want us to be associated with.

Know who we are in Christ sets us free

from the need to impress others.

Once we know who we are and accept ourselves,

we no longer have anything to prove.

If God is for you, who can be against you?”

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”

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My reflections:

Extending kindness is such a simple gesture, yet typically reaps great rewards.

I know I usually pray everyday thanking God for His grace, mercy, love, and forgiveness.

And I pray for His divine favor on a regular basis, because I’ve experienced answers to prayer that have no other explanation than being God’s grace and favor.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Have you had experiences that are obviously results of someone’s grace or favor?

Do you endeavor to extend grace and favor to others?

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13 Comments

  1. Jennifer Bay

    Such an inspiring post! I totally agree with it, and God will somehow remove those people he does not want in your life.

    04 . Oct . 2016
  2. Vishal Bheeroo

    Kindness is the most beautiful experience for spirits. Love the way you put it.

    05 . Oct . 2016
  3. Paula

    Hi, this is such a grace filled article. I love your approach in blogging about Godly gifts and behaviors

    06 . Oct . 2016
  4. Erika Mohssen-Beyk

    Three attributes we really need and give more. Good to practice kindness.
    Thank you for this nice post

    16 . Oct . 2016
  5. Ikechi

    This is just awesome. You are so right that weneed kindness, favor and grace. Your post is inspiring and thumbs up for sharing. Take care

    23 . Oct . 2016
  6. Edward Thorpe

    Hi Karen,

    Sweet post. I’d rather act from kindness and gratefulness. I mean, how we act costs the same but what a difference they make!
    Edward

    29 . Oct . 2016
  7. Kathryn Maclean

    Kindness always to others, Grace in all we do with God, Favor from God to us.

    29 . Oct . 2016
  8. Marquita Herald

    Inspiring to be sure, and I believe there are few who would disagree with me when I say that this old world of ours could sure use a bit more kindness. Thanks!

    30 . Oct . 2016
  9. Deborah A. Ten Brink

    Your whole post was very inspiring, Karen, but my favorite take-away is:
    “God will give us favor with the people He wants us involved with.”

    I experience this each and every day. God brings me together with those that will help me on my journey and vice-versa.

    Deborah

    30 . Oct . 2016
  10. Mary Sloane

    What a wonderful post of light and good will. I feel blessed just having read it and shared it… It will brighten my day.

    To great Success

    Mary

    30 . Oct . 2016
  11. Lydia

    Hey Karen, thank you for such a sweet message. I especially love the part “give it anyway.” That is how it should be no expectations.

    30 . Oct . 2016
  12. Beth Hewitt

    Hi Karen,

    Such a lovely post. It is so true that Kindness is never wasted. What a powerful message.

    Beth

    30 . Oct . 2016
  13. Donna Merrill

    Hi Karen,

    So many things said, with just a few words.

    These thoughts are inspirational and also challenge us to make them a part of our every day lives.

    -Donna

    30 . Oct . 2016

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