Today is the day! The day that God said 'Today!', so here I go. I hope that you join me on a regular basis here at Gathered Under Grace. I will explore and expound on everyday issues. Issues that affect each of us and how we live our lives in the 'everyday' world that we live in. The verse that God gave me to begin with is from Romans.
Romans 3:28 MSG What we've learned is this: God does not respond to what we do; we respond to what God does. We've finally figured it out. Our lives get in step with God (and all others) by letting Him set the pace, not by proudly or anxiously trying to run the parade.
Gathered Under Grace. I wrote that on a sticky note about a year ago. God began to tell me something was going to shift. I began to get ready. I started to back up from the things I was doing in order to prepare for what was coming. I heard God and I wanted to be willing. That was about 3 years ago. I have been in a place of rest for a while now. It's been a time of physical and mental rest as well as a time of reflection and contemplation. Waiting is hard! That is one of my grandson's favorite phrases. LOL! I have to agree. Waiting is very hard. I have been waiting for the green light. I had the office set up, reset my computer to factory settings, reinstalled all the software and firewalls, took stock of previous writing that I could utilize and still there was not that sense of now. I've been preparing for a while and still there wasn't a go ahead. Was I procrastinating? Or was I waiting? How do you know?
Easy is the answer. When you strive on your own it is hard work. When you wait for the go, it is easy work. You know the saying; do what you love and you'll love what you do? Loving God is easy work. When I write and it's not time for the words it is difficult and stressful. When the timing is in His Hands the words flow effortlessly.
When we respond to what God is doing instead of hoping that God will respond to what we are doing the going is easy. I believe that is the key. When our steps, our everyday lives come into step with God everything is easier. When it is all about HIM everything is easier. Life can be hard, but with God "all things are possible". Life will be difficult at times. We will have disappointments, loss and grief. But God! God has His hand on everything! He didn't cause our hurts, but He will see us through them. He is standing right there with open arms. We have to take the step and turn to Him.
Gathered Under Grace. Saving Grace. Under God's outstretched right hand. Gathered under eagle's wings. Gathered like chicks in the nest. Gathered like sheaves of wheat. Gathered to bring in the harvest. Gathered to share God's Grace. Gathered Under Grace.