It is time for another reflection on how God’s grace has filled my life over the past week and He has been busy! This week I haven’t seen the link-up, but this was started by Jordyn over at She Who Fears, feel free to join us!
1. I received my study packs from She Reads Truth for the Titus study, and the Ruth study we’ll be starting next week. And. I. love. them!!! When they offered a study pack for the Nehemiah study, I’ll admit I thought it was a little silly, and felt a little forced like ‘you have to buy it!’… but never once did SRT make me feel left out because I didn’t have the study pack. (I love that about them!) But when they offered ones for the next plans, I decided to try them out, and it’s been awesome. I love the prints and “extras” that came with them, but what I really love is having some structure to my Bible time! Using the study pack keeps me focused and helps me to take my quiet time a step further by having me write out a prayer and how that days reading impacted my life. I really really really love it!! I am so grateful that God showed me to She Reads Truth almost two years ago, and showed me how awesome studying His Word can be. (I’m thinking next time they offer them I might have to do a giveaway…)
2. I was reminded again of the wonderful friends and community God has given me while I have been away from home. I spent part of last weekend out shopping with friends, and we stopped and grabbed dinner afterwards. It was a nice casual informal afternoon, and I left feeling very loved.
3. I have had a stressful last few days at work, but today I got an honest to goodness, “You are awesome, and I appreciate you” from a coworker. They said it as I was literally on my way out the door for the night, and it brightened my heart. I was also told that I would be nominated for an annual award at the end of the year. Despite the drama and problems I have been having to work through, God snuck in the reminders that people do see the work that I do and that I am not working for naught. I have a hard time acknowledging that I am worthy of any of these comments, but God has started warming my heart and showing me how others see me in that respect. He is increasing my self-esteem and courage little by little.
4. God is speaking to me! I am really hearing his voice in my life, and helping me to truly know His will for me! I’ll post more on the specifics later, but this is such a wonderful feeling!
How is God’s grace shining in your life? What were the ups of this week?