Grace Flow

Friday October 12 2012 6:39 pm | Comments (5) Tags: , , ,

Over the past month I’ve found myself smiling at my husband and making the statement, “GRACE FLOW.”

I feel like God is moving in my family in enormous ways.

This “GRACE FLOW” talk started when our counselor was praying for us.

He blessed us with eyes to see the flow of God’s Grace upon our lives because we are willing to work on some “stuff” that has kept us stuck in our communication and family life.

He asked us to read Arthur Murray’s book, Humility. Out with pride. In with humilty.

We were challenged to release the wounds of our past. Healing begins.

We began to focus on how we could act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God in all areas of our life. Love grows.

Bondage that has kept us stuck is being removed. Grace flows.

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Whew! Can I say OVERWHELMING!

So many beautiful things that are evidenced in a life surrendered fully to Christ.

We have trusted God for our marriage and our family.

Here are just a few things that have happened in our GRACE FLOW

  • **Our book, My Message is C.L.E.A.R. was a finalist in the Reader’s Favorite book contest. We didn’t win but we made the top five in our category.
  • **We recorded the audio version of My Message is C.L.E.A.R. AudioInk it is producing it in record time. Watch for news on this soon.
  • **I orchestrated a successful writer’s retreat for The Northwest Christian Writer’s Association.
  • **Steve and I had a blast speaking together at The Father’s Network conference last weekend.
  • **Our oldest son, Zane, and his beautiful wife, Kelsey, are expecting their baby girl any day now.
  • **Our youngest son, Gabe, is off on a whirl-wind speaking tour where he’ll touch thousands of lives in the state of Montana.
  • **My Ebook, Caregivers’ Devotions to Go, was #1 on Amazon this past week when my publisher promoted it free for a day.
  • **We have been blessed with some nice donations to our foundation.
  • **We received an unexpected bonus.
  • **Gabe is signing books tonight for My Message is C.L.E.A.R. at the Billings Barnes and Noble
  • **Steve and Gabe will be speaking to a Businessman’s lunch in November
  • **Several schools in Washington state have booked Gabe to speak in the new year.

Like I said – WHEW. GRACE FLOW!

I am truly humbled by the magnificant change taking place in my family and ministry life.

My friend. I want to see the flow of Grace in your life too.

I pray for you so often.

I pray that whatever might be keeping you in bondage and blocking the flow of God’s grace will be revealed to your willing heart.

I pray God will bring people into your life to speak open and honest truth.

Please email me or comment on my blog so I can pray for you about any area of your life.

God bless you with GRACE! Let it FLOW!

Gigi

Amazing Grace is a Sound so Sweet

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.

I believe with my whole heart that I was placed on this earth to make Jesus famous.

Because His grace has saved me.

Over the past several weeks I’ve been studying the lives of some Biblical characters. I relate to these people.

How about the woman at the well? As a Samaritan woman, she drew her water in the heat of the day. Was it to avoid those who looked down on her? Jesus approached her there anyway. He already knew of her sin filled life. He spoke of it once and never mentioned it again. He didn’t quote her a bunch of Scripture to show her how awful she was. He didn’t beat her down. He lifted her head and reminded her that the living water would come from the only source that never runs dry – Jesus! He sent her on her way with a song in her heart. Oh Lord, give me the grace to treat people like that – even those who have committed many sins.

How about the woman caught in adultery. There she was in the city square surrounded by her accusers carrying stones intended to kill her. But when Jesus stepped between her and her accusers, he requested them to drop the stones. One by one from the oldest to the youngest they dropped the stones and walked away. The woman was left with the only thing she would ever need – Jesus.

Then there is Zacchaeus – the chief tax collector. Probably like a modern day drug lord or pimp. He was a bad dude. But someone told him about Jesus so he made his way to the city to try to get a glimpse of him. He couldn’t see over the heads of the people waiting for Jesus to pass by so he climbed a sycamore tree. Jesus sought him out and approached him in the tree.  He knew every sin this man had ever committed. Did Jesus ever mention them in Scripture? NO! He only asked him to come down and go have lunch with Jesus.  Time with Jesus changed this man’s heart. It has changed mine too.

Oh the Grace of God! So loving and so merciful toward the worst of the sinners. Including me!

Today I pray that whatever you are going through you’d hear my heart. God wants to pour mercy and grace over your life. He does not condemn you. He isn’t keeping score. He desires you to draw near to Him and He will draw near to you.

Oh the stories I could tell of my own encounters with Jesus on the many detours off the road he set out for me.

Oh the stories I could tell of the wonderful ways He showed me out of the dark places of my sin and into the glorious light.

Oh the stories I could tell of the powerful love I feel when I sit down and spend time with Him in the study of His Word.

Oh how I want that for you my friend!

God Bless Your Heart with freedom because of Amazing Grace.

Gigi

This blog post is a part of Renee Ann Smith’s “Come to the Table” blog tour. Check it out at www.ReneeAnnSmith.com