Spiritual Coaching Vol 1 #15 Grace…


Grace Webster’s says: 1) benificence or generosity shown by God to humans; especially divine favor unmerited by humans: the mercy of God as distinguished from his justice; 2) a short prayer either asking a blessing before or giving thanks after a meal; 3) disposition to kindness, favor, clemency or compassion: goodwill. In the New Testament, the English word translated “grace” is used more than 120 times. In almost every instance, it is translated from the Greek word charis, it is defined as “graciousness of manner or act; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude.”


“Divine influence upon the heart…” that is what I need every morning. I need it to be shown to me and then I need to reflect it in the way I live. We approach the shortest day of the year and light fades and the world stage seems bleak and worrisome. Grace is needed all the more by people of a grace filled creator. It changes the landscape around you when you are a carrier of grace. I remember as a young boy when a comercial would come on early in the morning or late at night. It was a simple black screen with someone holding a candle. A voice over would say, “It is better to light one candle, than to curse the darkness.”


Let it be so with you these days of bleak mid-winter. Needs don’t stop after Christmas. Hurts aren’t healed except by wounded healers like you and me. Keep showing grace and lighting one lone candle. Because when others join you the brightness of morning breaks through, grace shines, and love expands.


About Denny Meyer

I've been a pastor, spiritual director, and spiritual coach and worked with thousands of people over the years. You can find the life the Creator intended for you. Contact me if you want to find out more.
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