Living for Jesus, loving Him, and listening for His voice bring me great joy. I'm an inspirational writer, blogger, and podcaster who also loves to photograph creation.
~ My faith is not shallow because I've been rescued from the deep. ~
Blessings ~ Wendy ❀
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21 thoughts on “Responding with Grace”
This was a great post. Wisdom borne out of experience – I call it using the shield of faith that comes through presence of mind in connecting with the King – allowing Him to respond to any ‘darts’ – thanks for the blessing. KR
Thank you, Ken. Yes, I know I need to use the “shield of faith” all the time. Feelings make lousy leaders. Blessings on your weekend, friend.
Lovely post. It is so hard to do on our own and respond with love, but so true and it is how God wants us to live. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, dear Kristy. There’s no better way to walk than in the Love of Christ. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂
Yes it does 🙂 Lovely!
Blessings on your weekend, dear Morgan. 🙂
Thank you, dear Cindy. <3
Says it all Wendy – really wonderful! Bless you!
Thank you, and blessings for your weekend. 🙂
This was beautiful.
Thank you, dear Theresa. <3
Beautiful as always, Wendy. Words ARE daggers sometimes. And as hard as it is, it’s the most freeing when we respond with grace. Easy? No way. The better way. Yes. Always. Thanks for this reminder, and for sharing your beautiful photo!
Thank you, dear Jeanne. Yes, “the better way.” The gift of grace doesn’t have guilty strings attached.
Turning the other cheek is probably one of the most mis-interpreted pieces of scripture. It’s not that we defiantly stand there and let the person strike us again. . . its that we find the grace to love the person who just struck us. Not the typical human response. . .
Gene, I appreciate your mention of grace being the focus and not grinning and bearing it. I remember a passage in Matthew when Jesus disappeared from the midst of an angry mob. He doesn’t expect us to neglect our safety without good reason.
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. — Matthew 5:38–5:42 KJV
Excellent poem and so very well said, dear Wendy… Happy weekend ahead. Love and best wishes. Aquileana ⭐️
PS. I remembered your other post of course… Great blend ✨
Thank you, dear Aquileana. Yes, I love your reference to the “Sermon on the Mount”. No one knows and shows love like our Lord Jesus does. He’s our Hero of grace the world needs to embrace. <3
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Thank you, dear Marylou. 🙂