Just to take a step to the table to receive His Word, you need His grace.
To lean into your family life when the demands are mundane and never seem to end, you’ve got to have His grace.
To press in for more community and the pursuit of friends when everything in you wants to pull back… it is absolutely necessary to have His grace.
When you lose interest in the things around you and everyday life seems filled with the trivial tasks, it is by the grace of God that you can persevere.
Receiving His grace takes a greater awareness of drawing nearer to Him.
The only way to live an undefeated life is to live looking to God. Ask Him to keep the eyes of your spirit open to the Heavens, and it will be impossible for drudgery to discourage you.
And be cautious of thinking that some tasks are beneath your dignity or too insignificant for you to do. Remind yourself of the example of Christ.
May your heart unfold and the petals of your spiritual devotion, family life and community of friends blossom in this fresh light today, and may all your dreams take flight.