Do you love the everyday ordinary? Does life look like sleep, waking up, routine, set on repeat? Do you walk out of the house each day with the same packed lunch that is an afterthought during your busy day? Do day and night meld together so seamlessly that one never seems to leave the other?

You might be screaming inside right now for an ordinary that is anything but ordinary. What if ordinary is not enough? What if you crave extraordinary right in the middle of your daily routine? Is this even possible or would you rather life continue on in its mundane way?

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There are those of you who are reading these words through the perspective of skepticism. Your life is one mishap after another or challenging to the point that your desire is to step into ordinary in your everyday. There is no packed lunch, morning routine or same old, same old. Your secret desire is one day of routine with no surprises woven in between.

What if in the ordinary or the unexpected, we discovered the constancy of God-what life is all about? In our ordinary lives or in the struggles to scrape by, there is an extraordinary gift that is freely given for all. You are given this gift of extraordinary everyday and it is called “GRACE”.

Grace is defined as “the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it”. Grace is “generous, free and totally unexpected and undeserved”.  This is extraordinary and it is ours just because of God.

Pause right now and reflect on grace and what it can mean for you and your life this very day. Is this something that you would like and would accept in your own life? Where can grace be found and will you recognize it when you see it?

Grace can be found…

1.  in the act of surrendering life’s messiness to God and reaching out to Him in deep faith. His word says:

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 ESV

2.  in the act of encouraging others each day and showing others what grace is all about. One kind word or action is an outpouring of grace into others.

3.   in the dark of night when sleep eludes us and Satan fills our minds with lies. Turn to God. Call His name and grace will enter the dark and turn your night into light.

4.  as a gift you willingly share in the act of forgiveness. As God so freely shares grace with us, we pay it forward through our actions and interactions with those we meet.

As God redeems us daily with His grace, may we all embrace this gift and share it in an act of worship to our Lord.

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, Romans 5:1-3

Grace is available each new day whether you live a life of mundane or of challenges. Grace is yours in weakness or in strength. Grace is yours when you don’t think you deserve it.

Grace is found in love and is God’s invitation to come as you are to His table. Come sit at His table and taste the grace of His love. God only sees the reflection of His grace as He looks into your eyes.

Accept grace as an extraordinary gift from God. It is enough!

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

Grace is tucked between the messy and hard as a gift freely given by God. Open your gift today! Embrace it, hold it close and then release it in an act of worship.

Where does grace find you? Will you accept the free gift of grace today?

Blessings,

Mary

Friends~ I am trying on Brave! God is nudging and I am stepping out cautiously right now but still taking that first step. This post is a Brave moment for me. I have submitted this post for a writing contest at My Faith Radio. If you enjoyed this today, would you please be so kind as to vote for Mundanely Skeptical: Where Grace Finds You HERE. Thank you so much. It will require you to create a simple log in but don’t let that stop you! They want to make sure you are real! 🙂

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