Day 6

Grace Day

from the 1, 2 & 3 John reading plan

1 John 3:23

BY She Reads Truth

Use today to pray, rest, and reflect on this week’s reading, giving thanks for the grace that is ours in Christ.

“Now this is his command: that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another as he commanded us.”
—1 John 3:23

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28 thoughts on "Grace Day"

  1. Rosanne Sommers says:

    This is beautiful, Diana. Such a wonderful and refreshing attitude. Thank you for the challenge.

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  3. Chris Swan says:

    Wonderful Diana.

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  5. Margaret Lindsey says:

    It always comes back to faith, hope, and love.

  6. Diana Fleenor says:

    Real life application continues to be a conviction the Spirit is bringing to me daily. As I consider today’s verse, my mind has gone to the current COVID-19 struggle we are all facing. How do we love one another in this? Through social media I have encountered diverse opinions on whether the “stay-at-home” orders are good or not. I admit it’s hard to grasp the multitude of ways the situation is affecting people. On one hand, social distancing seems to be helping reduce the number of people getting sick all at once and overwhelming the healthcare system. Yet on the other hand with so many job losses, there are people who are in need of basic things. This is a dilemma for all of us. Some are reacting to the president’s and governors’ decisions with a lot of grumbling and anger. Are the governing officials responding as they should? I’m confident to say they are not perfect in their responses, just like all of us, even those who are in Christ, we have not been made perfect in the practical way of life.

    Because this is heavy on my heart, I’m praying today in the instruction Paul gave to Timothy: “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1-4).

    May the Lord grant the governing authorities wisdom in the very hard decisions they are having to make. I pray he brings many of them into saving faith as they realize this is over their heads, breaking pride and bringing them to their knees in prayer. I also pray for those who are professing Christians yet are showing a kind of “know-it-all” pride in their grumbling about the decisions being made right now. May when Christians speak about injustice in our government, we do so with a prayerful humble mind and attitude. I plead for a wholehearted trust and devotion to Christ in my own being as I humble myself under his mighty hand, casting all anxieties upon him. I pray these things for you, my dear SRT sisters!

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  7. Churchmouse says:

    How am I doing with this two-fold command? If I say I believe in Jesus as the son of God and as the Christ, then worry and fear need not be in my vocabulary. If I say I love others then my rhetoric and my actions should reflect that love. With the stress inherent with this pandemic, both my faith and loving others has been revealed and challenged. I pray that on the other side of this crisis, both emerge strengthened and deepened. May my Father God be pleased.

    1. Rea Queen says:

      Yes. Yes.

    2. K D says:

      Yes and amen.

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    4. Mari V says:

      ❤️ Me too.

  8. Searching says:

    On Grace Day, I like to read the whole chapter the day’s verse comes from and this morning, the first part of verse 1 … It was like I had never read it before. Overwhelmed with thankfulness to be loved by him and to be a child of God!
    “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1 (NKJV)

    1. Kelsi Boone says:

      That’s a really good idea to go back and reread the whole chapter. I’m going to start doing that. Thank you for sharing.

    2. Jennifer O says:

      Thank you for sharing this idea. I’ve often wondered how I could dig deeper on Grace day!

    3. Crislyn Petzoldt says:

      Yes I completely agree! Good idea :)

    4. Kim W says:

      That’s a great idea! And for a good reason! Thanks for sharing!

    5. Carol Burlew says:

      That’s a great idea!! Going to try that today!

    6. Tracy Scott says:

      Good idea thank you

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