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Grace (noun): Free and unmerited favor 

Have you ever heard the saying, “Favor ain’t fair!”? It refers to a situation in which someone gets something that they may or may not deserve. Others may not understand or even feel that the person is not entitled, but because of God’s favor, they have been blessed with this entitlement regardless of whether they deserved it or not!

Lately, I’ve been taking a trip down Gratitude Lane. There have been so many situations in the past, and actually one or two recently, in which I have found myself being blessed – and I don’t quite understand why! I’m not saying that I don’t feel like I deserve to be blessed.  It’s about the level of the blessing that floors me!

I’m a dreamer. I make large goals, work towards those goals, and pray for God to guide me in the process. But I also know that “to whom much is given, much is required” (both physically & spiritually). Sometimes I feel I haven’t given enough of myself to either area, or at least as much as I should, in order to deserve the blessings that I have received (and even some that have been promised…)  Yet, He blesses me anyway.

During my trip down Gratitude Lane, I stopped and asked God why?!  His answer was simply GRACE.  He assured me that He was the one who placed the desires in my heart.  My only job is to follow His lead in working toward that desire.

Sometimes He may lead you the full length of the journey before you get to the finish line. Other times, He just wants to see if your heart is willing to take the full journey – while all the while His intentions are to get you there in one huge leap.  Either way, the ending is always in your favor and for His glory! And victory is so sweet!

Well, bomb-diggity-dang! That’s my kind of grace! 🙂

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Photographer: Seun Igwe 

Xo, Chrissy Joy 

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