Thursday, September 13, 2012

Only By His Grace...

Have you ever heard someone say, "there but for the grace of God go I?"

Well, that about sums it up for me.  I can honestly say that everything I do is "Only By His Grace."  If I wake in the morning... it is "Only By His Grace."  If I lay my head to rest when the day is done.. it is "Only By His Grace."  If I share in the lives of my children and my husband... it is "Only By His Grace."

My very favorite scripture is Psalm 139: 1-18 (NIV)

     1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. 
     2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 
     3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 
     4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. 
     5 You hem me in--behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. 
     6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 
     7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 
     8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 
     9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 
     10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 
     11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," 
     12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, 
          for darkness is as light to you. 
     13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. 
     14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
          I know that full well. 
     15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. 
          When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 
     16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in 
           your book before one of them came to be. 
    17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 
    18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, 
          I am still with you.

I am a wife, a mother, a sister, and a daughter.  I am a daughter-in-law, a sister-in-law, a neighbor and a friend.  

I am not perfect.  My house is not perfect.  My husband is not perfect.  My kids are not perfect.

And you know what?  You don't have to be perfect, either.  You don't have to be perfectly organized.  Your house doesn't have to be perfectly clean.  You don't have to be anything... just be yourself.

So, I invite you to join me on this wonderful journey called life.  Together we'll talk about life, kids, love, family, cleaning, organizing, health and beauty, fashion, and all kinds of other fun stuff.

Come along for the ride.  This is truly A Life of Graceful Bliss.

Only By His Grace,


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