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31 Days of Grace: A Call to Grace

31 Days of Grace

Day 1

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Lauren Casper announced that she would be taking The Nester’s 31 Day Blogging Challenge: write on one topic every day for 31 days.  At the end of her post, she asked who would be taking on this challenge along with her.  I thought about it for a nanosecond and then said, can’t.  Not enough time.  Already taking on a big project elsewhere.  No further questions.  

Oh brother.  Shoulda known it wouldn’t end there.

I mentioned in this post how the Lord kept bringing up this idea of “grace” to me.  Let me give you some details …

I am currently involved in a small home Bible study with just a couple of women.  The topic of the first chapter of the study: grace.

A couple of Saturdays ago I attended a simulcast with Beth Moore.  The theme: no longer under the law, but under grace.

The following Sunday, the sermon centered around the idea of God giving us grace, even if it seems like we took the wrong path.

The other night I picked up a book I have been trying to finish reading.  And what was the chapter about?  Grace.

The next book on my reading list because it has been borrowed from a friend is called Threads of Grace.
I just couldn’t seem to escape it!  And so I started half-praying to see if this was something the Lord maybe wanted me to do – to explore this theme of grace for 31 days and see where it takes me.  And would you like to know what the chapter in my big group Bible study was about last Thursday?  It was about hearing God’s voice and being obedient!  Yeah.  Here is a quote from the book:

Don’t look at your inabilities and dwell in insecurities.  Look at the Almighty God.  See this call as the opportunity to watch Him work in you and through you.  If you answer yes to the question Is this beyond me? chances are God is speaking.

Oh my goodness, I can hardly believe this happened.  But, it seems very clear the Lord wants me to accept this challenge and write about grace for the next 31 days.  And it feels intimidating on so many levels.  

First of all, writing for 31 days!?  That’s a lot.  And about grace?  That’s really deep and I am hardly an expert or Bible scholar.  And I don’t even have a plan.  I’m jumping in headfirst into I don’t even know what!  But, after seeing the evidence pushing me this direction I can hardly say no …

So I hope you’ll join me in this 31 Days of Grace journey.  I hardly know where to start and certainly don’t know what will happen by the end.  But I said yes … and here I am.  
Stick around and let’s explore this concept of grace together.  

31 Days of Grace
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