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Featured Friend: Ginger @ Ginger’s Corner-Where the Spiritual Meets the Practical

By Barbie   /     Apr 30, 2014  /     Featured Writers  /  
Beautiful tulip bouquet over garden bokeh backgroundWelcome to Feature Friend Wednesday!  Every Wednesday for the next few months I will introduce you to one of my beautiful writing friends.  I hope you will take the time to read.  Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post to read about the author and visit her blog and social media links.

Grace Expressed by Ginger of
Ginger’s Corner: Where the Spiritual Meets the Practical

Grace is a word we bounce off our tongue with ease. We bandy it about, sometimes carelessly. These five letters pop up frequently in sermons and songs, and in many ways have become part of the Christian lingo. Some might even think of the word grace as cliché’ and over used.

Yet grace is like oxygen; we simply must have it in order to breathe and survive the crazy days on this planet. Like air that fills our lungs and fuels the cells of our bodies, we are often unaware that we are constantly breathing grace.

Worship

Like gravity, that invisible, inseparable constancy that keeps our feet on the ground, God’s grace set’s and holds us together.

By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus….We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise. (Romans 5:1-2 MSG)

Grace Defined

 “Amazing grace…how sweet the sound” is the beginning of my favorite hymn. Today I am sinking into Romans 5 in The Message, where the word grace is expressed in ways that energize faith. Take a moment and prayerfully read aloud all of these statements of grace–the sound is indeed lavishly sweet.

Pointers to Grace:  How many different ways can you express grace?

  • Set us right with Him
  • Make us fit for Him
  • Wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory
  • Christ’s sacrificial death
  • Amazing friendship with God
  • God’s gift poured
  • Generous, life-giving gift
  • Breathtaking life recovery
  • Wildly extravagant life-gift
  • This grand setting-everything-right
  • Aggressive forgiveness
  • Winning grace
  • Invited into life—eternal life

Recognizing grace in this day…as it is.

Current decisions and questions pull at my insides with the twist of fear. Wanting to trust God when the future seems uncertain, I struggle to push down anxiety that rises hard. I am all too aware of the gap between faith and my feelings.

Yet the spring wind blows pink tree blossoms willy-nilly, stirring up magic on this beautiful day. A rare visit with a long-time friend brings joy. I smile watching a neighbor boy help an older couple cut the grass.

Flowering Trees

A task list that seems a mile long weighs heavy as time ticks by too fast. We mourn the passing of a man in our church family. Grief for a family left mourning a loss that cuts deep.

In all these moments, the good and the hard, I speak truth to my soul: God’s grace is sufficient, always enough, and always on time.

How is grace present in your day?

GingerSpeaker and writer, Ginger Harrington ministers to women in a variety of ways. Encouraging women to discover practical ways to go deeper with God is an emphasis evident in her popular blog, Ginger’s Corner: Where the Spiritual Meets the Practical.  Come visit Ginger’s blog and connect with her on Facebook.  Ginger also writes for 5 Minutes for Faith and More to Be.

About Barbie

I am wife and mom to four beautiful children. I have been marked by the love of a relentless God who never stops pursuing me. My desire is to encourage you on your own journey, giving you glimpses of His love and sprinkles of His grace along the way.

4 Comments

  1. Denise Says: April 30, 2014 4:09 am

    Such a wonderful post. Nice to meet you Ginger.

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  2. Ashley Says: April 30, 2014 12:28 pm

    What a beautiful reminder about grace. Loved reading this. Truly amazing!!!
    Ashley recently posted..Here Lately.

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  3. Carrie Says: April 30, 2014 1:25 pm

    Wonderful reminder! I don’t think I’ll truly understand the awesomeness of God’s grace until I meet Him face to face. Blessings!
    Carrie recently posted..Witness To Yielding

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  4. Cynthia Says: April 30, 2014 1:32 pm

    Wonderful post on grace. Our words aren’t sufficient to capture the fullness of His grace. We must live it and breathe it. His grace is!
    Cynthia recently posted..Scars and Blessings~

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