Overwhelmed…by His Grace

And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
2Corinthians 12:9 (NASB)

Another day to rejoice! This was how the day started. There is much to give praise to God for. When I woke this morning, I rejoiced in the Lord that my life had been given another day to be used for His Glory.

Busying myself by washing two weeks worth of laundry throughout the day, I was thanking Jesus for His grace. Dependent on His provision for the water; and the wind and the sun to dry our clothes, I am grateful. It took nearly the whole day, three loads (the manual kind), pouring water each time as you washed, rinse, and rinse again. Thanks to a sister who lent us her washing machine for the time being, it is easier. It is manual labor, and yet…it is cool to do.

Now evening came, time to do some work, as in “tent making.” My flesh cried out first, “I’m hungry, feed me!” I took a shower, changed into some clean clothes, and then I looked down at the basket where we put the spare change, kinda like our “petty cash” basket. I was intent on using up 50 pesos ($1.25), picked up a hundred, then the Lord…

To spend that money, I would have to invest 16 pesos for a round-trip jeepney ride, then of course, can’t get a meal without dessert, another 15 pesos…are you following me? Once I allow my flesh to dictate what it is I “want”, the grace of the Lord is taken for granted. I was already down the driveway, I repented (turned back to where I came from, to Him.)

The Lord knows our heart, He allows trials to come our way that He may be glorified in all that we do, whether for ourselves or for others…the others part is better don’t you think! I am overwhelmed by His grace, aren’t you?

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