I have to admit that I was surprised by one element of our media fast: I felt less stress. There was a layer of simplicity to life that took me back to when my kids were young and we didn’t have a computer. Although I love computers (and always have) I think a part of me would be fine going off the grid in real life. Life seems so much simpler and focused. Slow, in a good way.
In fact, we enjoyed it so much that we are doing a modified version of it this week.
I don’t have much in the realm of spiritual things to say this morning. I feel as though I’ve been overwhelmed with good material this past week, and I’m still processing it my mind. I’ll try to do it justice at some point this week, but the topic is grace. Seems the more you learn about grace, the more you realize you don’t know. Common grace adjectives like “amazing, undeserved, irresistible, and debtor to grace” take on new meaning.
I started a study on grace about three weeks back in my personal devotions. As I was reading, one question kept plaguing me: The Bible says that there is something that teaches us to say no to sin. It teaches us to “deny ungodliness and worldly lusts”, and teaches us to live “sensibly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.” That something is grace. Why grace, I asked myself? In my mind, I would think the law, the commandments, the doctrines of scripture would be what teaches us how to live. Why grace? More on that later, when I can organize my thoughts.
Until then, some pictures. Missed you all and prayed for you this past week. Those of you who emailed me specific prayer requests, know that I prayed for you every day as I was washing my dishes. Your names are on my windowsill so I wouldn’t forget.