Looking to the Future with Grace and Truth
As the year draws to a close I look back on all the things left undone. Blog posts left unwritten. Cards left unsent. Good intentions abandoned as time ticked by.
To be honest, this is where I find myself every year at this time. Full of new good intentions, motivated to do better, yet still hindered by unfinished business.
Because sometimes before we can move forward, we have to finish.
Grace and Truth For The New Year
At the end of the year I always find myself evaluating the year gone by with both truth and grace.
Grace for the things left undone. But also truth for what still needs to be finished.
I don’t know where the end of this year finds you, but I hope you will give yourself both grace and truth as you look at the year gone by.
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I think perhaps God allowed the creation of “New” years in order for humans to rewind a bit and figure out how to better move forward. Maybe, maybe not, but it works well for that, don’t you think? I would like to participate in your link up, but am not sure how to use the “badge.”
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The terms Grace and Truth have come alive in my life in 2018 and it’s my aim to apply way more grace towards others and myself going forward. Thank you for your reflections.
Yes! So thankful for both grace and truth. My old pastor said they were dependent on one another and we needed a healthy balance of the two. Grace without truth was deceitful and unloving, condemning people to Hell, and truth without grace was judgemental legalism.
Thank you for some encouraging direction. Also, thank you for your link up. It’s always encouraging to see other’s posts and to lift each other up in faith.
Thanks for stopping in and for your encouragement, Maryann.
I am actually doing something similar. I am in the process of writing a book. It is very demanding and so I am giving myself permission to take it slow and steady. I don’t have to race anyone, not even myself.
Amen. So much truth and grace in that statement alone.