Sunday, November 14, 2010

Something Came Up...

Okay, okay...I am going to be honest.  I didn't want to post anything all week...and not even now.  I have been so busy that the last thing I wanted to do is prepare a post.  :(  Sorry, isn't that sad?  
...But you know sometimes you know when God is speaking to your heart and nudging you to do something. 

There was something He laid on my heart to share last Sunday...something beautiful.

But I have so much on my plate right now
that I kept shutting it out.  :( 

The kicker was when I peeked in on one of my favorite blogs
(haven't done much visiting this time)
to see what she was up to.....

 there it was....the "something"! 

 The very thing that God wanted me to share! 
I am going to send you over to her blog to read this something! 


I want to start by sharing a little bit of what God shared with me...

what He gave to me....

Do you ever look around you and say
"Wow, this isn't fair?  Why do I have to deal with this while...(fill in the blank of someone you know and who you have witnessed delighting in a world of blissful blessings and seemingly no care in the world)."

Yeah, that's right it isn't fair, is it??

No, wait.

If I received what was really fair
....what I deserve
...hmmmm. what. does. that. look. like?

But I live with the generosity of
Grace which is
Beautifully Unfair!

We have grown accustomed to His Grace being the norm...
our expectations become increasingly higher with His abundant blessings.

Blessings, though, are exactly that...undeserved gifts.
When we think life is unfair,
we need to hit the reset button
and remember we don't deserve His Grace, let alone anything else!

So you see, life isn't fair at all....but that is a very good thing!!

So, the next time I find myself, sulking and thinking it is not fair...
I will be hitting the reset button!  :)

God has given me a reset button!
And, that is what I wanted to share...

and now you also must go see what Rebecca at "A Gathering of Thoughts"  has for today in regards to this "something"...

Linking with...

Hitting the reset button with you today, my friend! :)

(see Matthew 20:1-16)

Psalm 28:7


Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, I did go over to Rebecca's and read her post! I know I've been there before too! No fair, no fair. But mercy flows and I'm covered by grace and I am so thankful!
I pray your heart is feeling God's love.
You're a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, I did miss you this week but with the new job, I knew you'd be plenty busy. I read Rebecca's post this morning and it rang true with me, too. You are so right, thankfully life is not fair. I don't think many of us would be prepared for what we'd get. Have a blessed week dear friend, Patty

Ruth said...

Hi Carolyn, glad to see you again. This is beautiful. Hopping over to Rebecca's blog now..

Have a wonderful week ahead...

Sharing Shadymont said...

Thanks for the reminder! Amazing Grace!!

sarah said...

beautiful post Carolyn...and bet...that free gift that made all the difference...

Sharon Kirby said...

I was reminded of this passage from Scripture:

"The LORD is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love...He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, AS WE DESERVE." (Psalm 103:8, 10)

Praise God for unmerited favor - for Grace that is graciously unfair!


Julie Harward said...

The thing I have learned is...everyone has their trials and everyone's come at different times in different ways...and when it comes right down to it...I would still choose mine and not someone else's. We just don't see that deeply into someone else's life. Hang in there :D

Christine said...

Thank you Lord for not giving me what I deserve! In a round about way we were talking about this very thing this morning. The hardest times in my life have brought forth the greatest lessons in my life therefore bringing forth the greatest lessons and growth in Him.

MTJ said...

Hi Carolyn,

I'm continually awed by the magnificient grace of Almighty God. I do not understand it but I'm appreciative of Him for it. I do not believe I would exist without it. I awoke this morning by grace, my ability to read your words is by grace, and my capacity to formulate thoughts and express them to you are also by His grace.

I do not want to take Him for granted in my life. I'm reminded of the song Amazing Grace, which expresses a gratitude to God for showering His grace on us all. My thanks to you and Rebecca for this reminder.

Blessings and peace.


Marydon said...

G'morn Carolyn ~ ... and today is a brighter day, He always guides our way.

Have a great week!
TFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great post Carolyn!


Le Chateau des fleurs by Frenchy said...

I 'll hit that reset button when i need it !
Thanks for sharing .

Susy said...

What a wonderful perspective, and a beautiful reminder that His Grace flows to us, unmerited. May you be engulfed in His extraordinary favor as you begin your new season. xo

Rebecca said...

Sweet friend~

Thank you for the the grace you show the world. It's a blessing to those of us who stop by...

Thank you for sharing the link to my blog. Totally unnecessary but I appreciate your kindness just the same.

Just today I found I was in deep need of kindness...and poof! God led me straight back to you!

Now...I think I'll go back and ready my own words...even when you think "you get it!"...something comes up and your realize every day is new...and there isn't a moment when we can't use a gentle prodding that comes from the Holy Spirit.

Blessings to you today. He has such plans for you! Do you know that?

Love to you~


Joan Davis said...

Life is not fair, and what a blessing that is! I praise God for His hand in my life - for His grace and forgiveness which is undeserved! You offered a great perspective, Carolyn! I'm pressing the "reset" button now!

Heading over to Rebecca's blog now!

Blessings to you, Joan

Rebecca said...

I went over and read it-I think we all feel that way at some time-probably too much-we just have to trust in God to believe he made us and put us where he wants us-I'm still trying to learn that one!