Springs of Grace

Come, my child, and sit.
Listen to what I have to say.
I will give you hope
And grace for today.

I have plans for you
Waiting to take place.
When you stop and look
I will show you springs of grace.

Yesterday I finished a devotional plan I was following in my Bible App and wanted a new one to start today. So I asked the Lord to give me one to write. As I waited for His response, I heard “springs of grace”.

When I heard the word spring, I thought of a stream of water then the season between winter and summer. But when I asked the Lord what He meant, this is what I heard,

Springs of grace are moments in your day when I suddenly reveal my thoughts and plans for you. People usually consider spring as the season between winter and summer or a stream of water. But spring as a verb is suddenly moving forward or upward. It’s a taking off suddenly after being held back.

I want to do those things for you. I have plans that will get you moving forward. It’s not always easy to recognize those moments but they are happening all around you. I have equipped you and provided you with a Helper and have given My angels charge over you. Be careful to pay attention throughout the day. Watch for the “suddenly’s” of my grace.

If you need help recognizing the suddenly moments, ask Me to help you. All you have to say is, “Open my eyes so I can see.” Jesus prayed often for His disciples and I revealed things to them others missed. You are mine and I will do the same for you.

I admit there are times when I don’t recognize the subtle ways God is revealing Himself to me so I asked what He means. Here are a few things that came to mind.

  • a smile from an infant (reminding us we are pleasing to Him)
  • a greeting from a toddler eager to share a joyful moment (reminding us all our needs are provided for)
  • an unexpected call from a distant relative or friend (reminding us He hears our prayers)
  • a verse of scripture that comes to mind at the time when we need it most (reminding us that His word is a guide for us)
  • a song on the radio that touches our heart (reminding us that He knows and cares about what we are going through)

There are many others, but we have to be intentional in watching for His hand. He is constantly working on our behalf.

Watch for the springs of grace in your life today and give thanks for them. They are always there.

Art by Cindy Mosley

Matthew 11:25-26 NLT

Jesus’ Prayer of Thanksgiving

25 At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. 26 Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way!

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