Navigation Menu+
willhisgracerunout

Good morning, friends! It’s Rae (well, Raechel, but my friends call me Rae…), checking in on some people I like quite a lot.

How are you all? Really?

Like, how about spiritually? Are you feeling fed? Are you finding time to read His Truth?

We all have aspirations for quiet time: time that we set aside to draw nearer to our Maker. We find ourselves hungry for the Bread of Life (isn’t that a phenomenal feeling after a season of dryness? I love to feel hungry – like I can’t get enough of Him!). But we also find ourselves with full time jobs and/or little people and/or big people and/or fill in the blank. It’s just the truth.

We have intentions. And plans. And sometimes they work out, and sometimes you wake up at 2am to kids puking or super storms knocking out your power and, well, our good intentions for quiet time with the Lord can get squashed. It happens.

So, how are you? Were you able to join us in Philippians? (Jessi’s “whoosh” cracked me up yesterday. So her. So true. I love her.) Are things getting in the way of your good intentions lately? Are you feeling well-fed or dry today?

 

Today we get kind of a bonus day! We just wrapped up Philippians, and we don’t begin Colossians until Monday. Saturday is a SheShares day, and Sunday is Weekly Truth. Today? I want today to be about two things:

1. Tell us how you’re doing. Read how your sisters are doing. Pray for each other. Encourage one another. Do more today of what you already do so beautifully as a community. We love to be right in there with y’all!

2. No matter where you are today, whether you’ve been keeping up with us flawlessly or just grabbing quiet time here and there when you can, we just want to love on you with GRACE. We want you to always feel welcome – with us, yes. But more importantly, with the Father. His grace is always there. Always.

I asked Kacia, and – as nervy as this makes her – she gave me permission to do something just a little bit different today. Several weeks ago she shared a very vulnerable, very beautiful part of herself on her blog. It blessed me and so many others so much, and it seems like a sweet, appropriate way to close out our week as a She Reads Truth community – and our time in Philippians.

It’s a video of her playing and singing a song called “Brokenness Aside”. It’s an opportunity for worship. It’s something a little bit different than we’ve done here before, but oh how our Lord loves to hear us sing to Him!  I’m including the lyrics beneath the video. Sing along if you want. Close your eyes and sing it in your heart along with Kacia if you like.

Whatever you do, really hear the lyrics, loves. And know with confidence the answer to the question: will his grace run out?

/ / Brokenness Aside / /

Will your grace run out
If I let you down 
‘Cause all I know
Is how to run

‘Cause I am a sinner 
If its not one thing its another
Caught up in words 
Tangled in lies 
You are the Savior 
And you take brokenness aside
And make it beautiful 
Beautiful 

Will you call me child
When I tell you lies 
Cause all I know 
Is how to cry 

I am a sinner 
If its not one thing its another 
Caught up in words 
Tangled in lies 
You are the Savior 
And you take brokenness aside
And make it beautiful 
Beautiful 

Bridge: 
You make it beautiful
You make it beautiful

 [2011, Leslie Jordan + David Leonard, Brokenness Aside,
by All Sons and Daughters]

//

Blessings, sweet, grace-covered sisters.
Take today to worship and to draw near.
He makes you beautiful!



46 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>