This too, takes Almighty grace.

Anyone else need to hear these words today?oswald

I read them couple weeks ago in My Utmost for His Highest and I haven’t stopped mulling them over. They are along the same lines of what I shared about drudgery a couple weeks back. Sometimes it just seems like it would be easier to do something “great” for God, rather than do dishes or fold laundry or finish writing my thesis or start studying for comp exams.  Because you know what my spring break has looked like this week, with almost no exceptions?DSC_4506

But maybe this too, takes Almighty grace. Not so much to do it, as that just takes perseverance. But to do it purposefully, to do it gladly — to understand it as part of my daily calling of following God… that takes Almighty grace. DSC_4515

What are you needing a little visionless, spectator-less, unenthusiastic grace for today?

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19 Responses to This too, takes Almighty grace.

  1. Sharon says:

    Doing the dishes because my roommate never ever ever ever ever does them. (Write about THAT, T-Swift.)

  2. Sarah Fletcher says:

    I did need to hear those words. My Spring Break has been anything but restful as well. Thank you.

  3. Brooke Cook says:

    Very inspiring. Definitely something I needed to hear.

  4. Leslie says:

    Beautiful. The glory of God is the little things every day.

  5. Gretchen says:

    Exactly what I needed to read today. Thanks, Big! 🙂

  6. Katie B says:

    Wow! I want to share that quote on Facebook. Thanks for a great post.

  7. Heidi says:

    It is very unnoticed and mundane to be paying off debts and trying to be both healthy and frugal and good parents and teachers…*sigh*…thankfully it is not only is comforting to just know that it takes grace to get through these times, but that God loves to give us that grace as a reminder of His presence, too….

    • Hannah says:

      The mundane stuff is the most important!

      Being healthy AND frugal is always a kicker… those frozen pizzas are just so cheap! : )

      • Heidi says:

        I know. But so so gross. 🙂

      • Hannah says:

        See… unfortunately… I love me those $1.25 totinos. Oh man oh man… every so often I let myself go wild and have one.

      • Heidi says:

        Oh, I agree they taste great. It’s just the way my stomach tells me how mean I am afterwards that’s gross. Ha, we had frozen pizza at a friend’s house and it made both of us sick. It’s like we got used to too much healthy food. So since then I’ve been trying to include a few more processed things…not pizza…but other things so that we don’t get sick every time we eat something not-fresh. It’s the world we live in, after all….

  8. Alli says:

    “The laundry, the dishes, the beds, the floors, these have a gentle tempo in time. Daily work is not drudgery or pressure packed, but cadence and beauty. This is our slow dance with God. The outer world can drum its own driving beat. A soul can sing slow songs.” ~Ann Voskamp
    The beauty and challenge of daily grace perhaps lies in the way that we look at it…. drugery or blessing? Good days and bad days or days of grace- Grace to rejoice or grace to keep walking a step at a time. Thank you so much for your honesty, I work in an office and have wrestled with walking in the daily grace of attentiveness as I answer phones and study and like…. letting our daily activities become a slow dance as opposed to a drudgery…. Learning to live in His grace! How great and good is our Lord God!

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