I want unlimited Grace but do I show unlimited grace?
That question hit me hard. Am I a grace upon grace person? Are we grace upon grace people?
America is in weird spot these days. The news cycle is depressing. People are lonely and isolated. Social media blows up day after day with someones’ “wise” words of how they are right and everyone else is wrong.
It feels like in every corner of America someone is being hurt.
I do not know if that is really true. . . actually I do not think it is.
There are some that are really loud, but when I mute them, I see. . .
Multiple friends winning in their businesses.
Two friends that have each written their first books.
Major health victories!
Appreciation for the forced family time.
New adventures being had.
And new places being discovered.
There is so much good happening, but it can be hard to see.
When I hear the news or spend too much time on social media my heart begins to beet fast and I want to tell everyone why I think they are wrong. That people are walking away from Christ because of their poor example.
Grace upon Grace.
Is this true of me? At the very core of my being, are these words true of me?
Jesus did not die for the world so that I could turn around and judge it. He died so that I would realize that I am the same as others.
I am broken.
I struggle with jealousy.
I get angry.
I get protective of myself and my family.
Sometimes I think I am more right than others.
Sometimes I am an expert in politics and five minutes later an expert in racism.
When I listen to the negativity and flood my eyes and ears with those loudest on social media it becomes harder to live.
Some days it is hard to sleep.
This world is broken. It is evident on social media that people are leaning away from the most fulfilling love offered to them.
These words from Jeremiah 10:12 leapt off the page:
“God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.”
Grace upon Grace not because people are not hurting. . .unfortunately they are.
Grace upon grace. . . because God is in control and always has been.
Grace upon grace . . . because hatred, bitterness, and fear will grow roots in your heart.
Grace up on grace. . . because we are called to be like Jesus.
Grace up on grace. . . because it is only the grace of Jesus that will transform society and the world.
Friends, grace up on grace is transformational. I challenge each of you to choose grace upon grace today. Choose grace upon grace when you scroll through social media. Grace upon grace when you listen to the news. Grace upon grace when you laugh at your neighbor for wearing or not wearing a mask.
Grace upon grace.
Together, showing limitless grace, we can transform society!