Friday, 25 November 2011

5 Minute Friday - Grateful

Here goes: unscripted, unedited (scary stuff):


Everyone has been posting lately about thankfulness and sometimes I find myself mixing up the two words, thankful and grateful and in doing that I keep coming to the recurring thought that I am so grateful for Gods' grace, unmerited and given so freely.




My husband and I were talking today about situations in which we remember God's grace:

  • Driving on the open road and coasting into a fuel station just as the vehicle broke down - God's grace
  • Driving long distance and pulling into a fuel station to refuel and realizing that when the car was serviced the day before , they never put the oil drainage plug back in correctly, and nearly all the oil had leaked out, but noticing it at a place where something could be done about it AND before the engine seized - God's grace
  • Being mightily attacked spiritually which resulted in huge financial consequences and those to whom money was owed have been unnaturally gracious - only God's grace
  • Surrounding us with good godly people when those we love turned their backs on us - God's grace 
  • Restoring our reputation in business without us saying a word - God's grace
  • Drawing us as a family closer in difficult times when it could have torn us apart - God's grace
  • When I withdrew and self-protected, God showed me to this forum of bloggers who have helped restore me to me - God's grace
These are just a few of the things that come to mind in my "5 minutes" , God's grace is abundant in my life and in yours too.
I am so GRATEFUL and fully HUMBLED by God's AMAZING GRACE!

2 Cor 4 v 15:  For all [these] things are [taking place] for your sake, so that the more grace (divine favor and spiritual blessing) extends to more and more people and multiplies through the many, the more thanksgiving may increase [and rebound] to the glory of God.


God bless
Tracy

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14 comments:

  1. Marvelous, AMAZING grace! Your testimony of God's grace, active and alive in your life, is so powerful! So often, we fail to see it, acknowledge it, celebrate it, and in praise, declare our gratefulness!

    Thank you for sharing, Tracy. HIS grace, through your witness and words of testimony, have me shouting Hallelujah! Thank you, Jesus!

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  2. what an inspiring list to come back to and turn over in your head like a pearl.
    T

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  3. His amazing grace is so wonderful!

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  4. What a delight to discover your blog! Thank you for these words...they touched my heart.

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  5. I love these examples, Tracy. I am also grateful for Gid's amazing grace.

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  6. Great list, Tracy! God is so amazing. His provision is always beyond what we can imagine.
    Blessings!
    Pam

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  7. Yes...God's amazing grace! Love your list of God's amazing grace in your life.
    God bless you Tracy ~ Chelle

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  8. How sweet the sound of God's amazing grace! He's never let us down yet and He won't start now! So grateful that He is with us always!

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  9. I have a friend who insists on tasting food before praying - he says he needs to know if he should be grateful or thankful for what he is eating!

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  10. Hi Stacy - its more in the really tough things that one sees God's amazing grace

    Hi T - thank you. When I 'feel' lost, I remember these things and remembering and seeing His grace changes my attitudes

    HI Jenifer - amen

    Hi Julie - thank you, I'll be over to visit with you soon

    Hi Lisa - I am grateful too. Without it I'd crumble

    Hi Pam - so true, far beyond what we could imagine

    Hi Chelle - thank you, and there is much more as His grace abounds daily for us all

    Hi Karen - amen, so true

    Hi Tracey - that made me laugh, I have a friend who's grace is "ta pa en maak hom dubbel!"

    Ladies, thank you for all your comments. They bless me
    God bless to you guys to
    Tracy

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  11. Love this list of God's goodness and grace! His grace truly is amazing!!

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  12. "Surrounding us with good godly people when those we love turned their backs on us - God's grace"

    This hit the nail on the head on how to describe my current season. Although the pains are still fresh, He already places wonderful people around me.

    Blessings to you sweet lady.
    Kendra

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  13. God's love, shown through His grace, is an immeasurable blessing! Thanks for sharing your list - it is encouraging to see God's grace in people's lives!

    Blessings to you, Tracy!

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  14. Hi Shannon - Its good for me to reflect and acknowledge God's goodness in my life because it reminds me from whom it all comes.

    Hi Pinks - amen, God before us and prepares people to come across our path at just the right time!

    Hi Joan - amen, I hope it encourages others, just as much as listing these things encourages me to look up!

    God bless ladies, praying your week ahead is very blessed
    Tracy

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