sexta-feira, 8 de maio de 2009
Through the grace of God, I am uplifted.
When I have given my best and seem to be making no progress, there is no need for me to struggle. I take refuge in the grace of God. Gently, I pray: “I surrender all concerns to You, God, and I open myself to Your guidance and provision.”
In a quiet time, I imagine myself in a visible situation that illustrates the invisible uplifting power of God’s grace. I am in a kayak that is stuck in the reeds along a shallow bank. Though I push the paddle with all my might, the boat will not budge. Just as I stop struggling and rest, a gentle rainfall washes over me and raises the water level just enough to free my boat. The rain ceases, and I am able to journey forward again.
This simple image helps me to remember the power of God’s grace and to trust that it will uplift me and carry me on my way.
“But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift.”—Ephesians 4:7