Kindness, grace, and favor. 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!
Here’s your inspiration for this Friday…
“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”
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.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Have you had experiences that are obviously results of someone’s grace or favor?
Do you try to extend grace and favor to others?