Today's word: GRACEFUL
Normally, the word graceful would evoke a picture of a graceful lady, maybe a ballerina with flow-y garments drifting about her.
This week, however, the word picture that comes to mind is graceful - full of grace. You see, I was reading Ephesians chapter 1 and came across this passage:
Ephesians 1: 7-8 (HCSB) We have redemption in Him through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
Anytime I see the word "lavish" I stop and think about it. Lavish intrigues me - it is so over the top. I picture grace being poured over me - poured until I am filled up and the grace splashes out of me and onto everyone with whom I come in contact.
What an awesome thought - that grace could overflow onto others. May I extend grace to everyone with whom I come in contact. May I also extend grace to myself and not beat myself up over my many flaws and failings.
Jesus loves me, just as I am. What a "grace-full" thought!