Today I am thinking about extravagance. And grace.
Separately, and together.
Unmerited favor. Infinite, extravagant.
And He grants it.
"Every moment is alive with MY glorious Presence, to those whose hearts are intimately connected with Mine." (Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young)
Every moment. I call that extravagant.
Look outside. The lilacs are blooming, the trees are greening. Today there is more detail in my tiny backyard than I could take in, in a lifetime. I call that extravagant.
I call it grace, too. Because it is unmerited. It delights the Giver to see the joy we receive from Him.
This morning, during my quiet time, He spoke. "Look at Me; don't look at '------'." I'm taking my eyes off my concerns and circumstances. Look at Him. You know, He's been carrying it all along. Why be grabbing hold, holding on for dear life, when you can release '-----' into the arms of One who has actually had '------' all along?! And there you have your solution!
Be blessed today,
(Currently the charger for the half functional laptop that I load my pictures on isn't working, and the battery only has 10-15 minutes of life. NOT extravagant. So I am using old pictures and the other half functioning laptop that cannot be updated or printed from and that cannot communicate with my camera and which loses online connectivity several times each session. Thank you for bearing with me!)