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The Faithful Decade (#jammed daily devo day 12)

January 12, 2018

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January #jammed : Grace in Life’s Face

Day 12 Grace Covers Commitment.

“I can’t dismiss God’s grace, and I won’t. If being right with God depends on how we measure up to the law, then the Anointed’s sacrifice on the cross was the most tragic waste in all of history!” Galatians 2:21 (VOICE)day-12-image

The first decade of my marriage is a reflective milestone of faithful commitment. We’ve
survived the planting of the “treeline,” have disagreed about how to discipline two daughters, decided sell the boat, dropped to one income, built a house, and discovered Disney World.

Prayer has kept our marriage alive through the painful fights and agonizing “firsts.” Faith pulled us through economic meltdown, miraculously healed disease, and sad good-bye’s.  Who knew a couple of Parrotheads from Ohio could be so happy vacationing in Michigan every summer? Only God.

“By nature gifts of grace cannot be earned (Rom 11:6), for a gift earned is the opposite of a gift of grace (4:4). Grace, Christ, and salvation are so connected that those who attempt to earn righteousness have ‘fallen away from the grace’ (Gal 5:4; cf. 2:21).” -Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary

God has dried the moss from my rocky past, making it impossible to slip back down. His grace placed me in a present that I might not have chosen had I been the one in charge, and overflowed my life with joy and love. Ten years ago, neither Jim nor I could have imagined this life …and we had big dreams.

Every time I’ve wanted to give up, I’ve given it to Him.

“Take it, Lord …I don’t know how to fix this.”

jammed-tweet-blueBy simply letting go, we embrace the grace we were made to receive.

Father, Praise You for the perfect way You teach us to lean on You. Thank You for watching over us, hearing us, and helping us. We confess that we don’t always look to You first, and pray You will help us let go of more, and let grace cover what we can’t fix. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

What do you need to let go of, so that God can cover it in grace? Get the conversation started by commenting below, and let’s encourage one another as we face life in 2017 armed with grace! 


Happy Giving Up…


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  1. Kristi Woods says:

    Congratulations on 12 years of marriage. That’s a celebration-worthy milestone. It’s a day-by-day walk, here, Meg. That’s what He’s prompting for 2017. So what do I have to lay down? Me. (And there will be a whole bunch to go along with it as the year flows along.) #goJesus

  2. Megs says:

    Not 12 yet …10 in June. But 12 together in all… I feel like every season of growth in marriage is a cause for celebration. Besides motherhood, it’s journey has lent me the opportunity to grow and lean in closer to God. Keep walking day by day, knowing that I …and so many others …line up next to you in battle every day. Arm in arm. #soulsisters #goJesus
    Happy Thursday, and thank you so much for visiting and encouraging my heart. Much love and blessings. #jammed

  3. Congratulations on many beautiful years and more! I love what you said about the loss drying so you no longer slip. Thank you, Jesus!!

  4. Lindsay rice says:

    This brings a smile to my face, and a tear of joy To my eyes, Oh I just love you and Jim your marriage is an inspiration, 12 yrs together says a lot!!!! Wishing you two many of crazy happy yrs together with my big crazy family❤️