The Mary Challenge Daily #7: Reflections

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Well friends…… I fell into the Martha trap this past couple of days. Sad but true. I got the case of the busy bodies and lost my path to Mary-ness a little. But you know what the good news is? God’s grace is so much bigger than our distractions and our busyness. Even when we get hooked back in to the ocean of obligation, the Father is still reaching to pull us out. Thank you Jesus!

Today I felt a little guilty about getting wrapped up in doing. Sometimes we can be our worst judge, making it even harder to escape the swirling waters of busyness. So today I’m throwing you a lifeline! I give you full permission to forgive yourself and try again. You know why? Because we are going to mess up, we are going to forget and we are going to do things that cause us to feel remorse. Even so, we do not have to live where we fell. We can get up and try again. That’s the beauty of GRACE!

Together we are going dust our knees off and move along. But first, we are going to do something that will us to the feet of Jesus where we can pick up the endless grace that will take us forward. The Mary Challenge Daily#7: Reflections. This weekend, take some time to sit and write some things that you have a hard time forgiving yourself for, things that cause you to feel guilty, obligations that overwhelm you, places in life that you have fell spiritually that you are having a hard time getting up from and things that you have a hard time giving grace for. Pray before you begin writing the list and be honest. Once you have compiled your list, get alone with the Lord and give Him the things on the list. Surrender the list to Him, ask Him to help you give grace lavishly and allow Him to free you from the things that are holding you. We can not give grace if we have not received the grace that has been lavished upon us. This challenge should take you straight to the feet of Jesus! He is the only way to work past the things that hold us spiritually hostage.

“Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

John 1:16-17 NIV

Praying for you friends

J.E. Berry
Speaker/Writer

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