By grace

Have you had days when you’re just so sorry you’ve said, done, chosen certain things that you have?

Days when you feel you’re such a sorry example of the love of God… and you sit quite listless, with a sense of defeat.

… No! I’ve failed You – again. Failed to be obedient. To love as You would love. 

… Really? Is it meant to be this hard? Or is it me – I’m just not getting it??… 

… Oh dear. What does ‘love’ in such a situation look like? 

Or days when you know you’ve done what is right and pleasing before God – but simply drained by the wrestle it took to get there, and the discernment & courage needed to do it.

Days when you’re very conscious that the battle for your heart – the face-off between good and evil – never stops.


[Picture from Ann Voskamp]


It is a blessing to meet in honest fellowship, accepting others as we are ourselves accepted – the stories, questions, thoughts, feelings. But more importantly, the common desire to turn our gaze back onto God, and know His Word. No matter how many times we have heard each other out, we still listen. And discover new depths, heights, lengths and widths of God’s love.

“We are such complex creatures, really…”

“Yes… we walk, by grace and faith.”

The Creator knows His creatures.

Knows and loves them the same, no matter how sorry or battle-filled a day they have lived.

God’s grace defines you… God wrote your story. You hang as God’s work of art, a testimony in His gallery of grace. According to Him, you are His. – Max Lucado


About lilac butterfly

Live. Love. Learn. Laugh. Write. Draw. Colour. Blend. Play. Dream. Cry. Reflect. Pray. Sing. Worship. Bake. Cook. Rest. Give thanks.

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