Breathing Grace

by Brook Legg

 

A lot of people seem to have their own idea about grace. Is it something fancy with frills and glitter, is it girly? Maybe its something peaceful and flowing, like how a person dances or the feeling you get when you see a stream moving through a quiet forest.  

The internet and social media hashtags for grace come in many different flavors and it seems like most of them have nothing to do with the true definition of grace.  

True grace came down from Heaven in human form. A grace so sufficient that it brought power to our weakness. Christ, who brought grace, offers it to each of us. There is nothing that we can do to earn it. The Christian definition of grace is unmerited or undeserved favor.  

Daily He offers me grace for my humanity – my moods, my fears, my ignorance.

The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 12:9, "But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you for My strength is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." That verse just says so much! I definitely want His power to rest upon me. I know that my power is limited but His is limitless. His grace makes the way for salvation. Without His compassionate grace we could not be saved.  

God's grace makes me want to be a better version of myself. To rest in the fact that through my own strength and striving there isn't much I can do to become who He wants me to be, but as I lean into and rest in His grace He can do much more with my life than I could imagine.  

The Gospel embodies grace – poured out on an undeserving world. Poured without measure upon our thirsty hearts. Lord, make us overflowing vessels of Your love and grace toward others. May we love, listen, and speak with Your grace, so that it becomes like a holy breath.  

A grace-filled, life-giving breath of Your Holy Spirit flowing out of our lives to others around us.


Brook is a mom of 7 (2 precious step-daughters and 5 kiddos at home that she homeschools) and wife to her husband, Steve, for 17.5 years. She resides with her family in Gulfport, Mississippi. To see more of Brook, you can follow her on Instagram at @soulfisher_academy