Grace at 6:11 a.m. – Grace & Truth Link-Up

 

Fallen Already?

It was only 6:11 a.m.

The day had barely begun. I was still in bed. Yet already I’d fallen.

I had been awake for an hour. I was catching up on blog reading. But when I came across a negative post by a Christian believer about other Christian believers, I was disappointed, yet I read every word. Then I read every comment.

Then I felt horrible.

Instead of stopping to pray for the writer—or even leave an encouraging comment to negate some of the bad—I stewed. I got angry. I flipped through cutting remarks in my head to fight back against the negativity. 

It wasn’t the best way to start a morning.

Get Back Up

But God.

The next blog I read was by Barbara Harper. Its title? “When I fall, I shall rise.”

Ah. Barbara reminded me that when I fall or fail, I don’t have to stay down. “Let’s confess to God our sin and need of Him and seek His grace to stand back up and keep going.”

I felt better already. His mercies are new every morning.

Even when we start tapping into them at 6:11 a.m.

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9 thoughts on “Grace at 6:11 a.m. – Grace & Truth Link-Up

  1. blankBarbara Harper

    Thank you so much for sharing my post and for your kind words. It is so easy to get steamed over what Christians say to and about each other online. Sometimes I have to let a post like that sit for hours or days before I have the right perspective to determine whether and how to comment. May God help us be gracious with each other.

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      I appreciate the wisdom and the scripture you put into your posts, Barbara. I always look forward to reading them each week.

      Yes, it’s usually the smart thing to do to wait awhile before we comment (if we comment) on things like that. When I don’t wait, I usually end up regretting it.

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      Oh, Twitter. It probably gets me the most, too, David. I’ve had to unfollow certain accounts because all it does it rile me up. Maybe one day I’ll be mature enough again to subscribe to some of those that have angered me in the past. Or not. 🙂

  2. blankLynn D. Morrissey

    What a great link-up, Miss Lisa, and noteworthy in the generosity of authors, including you, in sharing their work and complementing others. I needed to read this. So often have a sense of failure. But with God, I shall rise…. it’s a kind of daily resurrection, huh? Really appreciated Barbara’s wisdom.
    Lynn

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