I recognize the delivery of grace to my day, even if I cannot identify a specific return address.
Speak quietly to yourself and promise there will be better days. Whisper gently to yourself and provide assurance that you really are extending your best effort. Console your bruised and tender spirit with reminders of many other successes. Offer comfort in practical and tangible ways – as if you were encouraging your dearest friend. Recognize that on certain days the greatest grace is that the day is over and you get to close your eyes. Tomorrow comes more brightly.
This day boldness is manifested in a simple grace: gratitude.
Recognize that on certain days the greatest grace is that the day is over and you get to close your eyes. Tomorrow comes more brightly.
True grace is natural, not artificial, because, however strenuously you strive to gain it, when it is gained it never gives the impression of effort or straining for effect.
I’m kind of proud of myself. I’ve been able to keep a certain grace about me, even in the times of disgrace and craziness.
Your highest female grace is silence.
I pranced around the room like a blind moose, but what I lacked in grace I made up for in effort.
It is the gift of heaven and not of reason.
A tension or difficulty can signal the approach of a new grace of God. But it has to be looked at wisely and humanly.
We are saved by grace, through faith in Christ alone! And since there is no room for human merit there can be no grounds for human boasting!
Jesus was treated on the cross as if He lived our life, so by grace we could be treated as if we lived His life. Hallelujah what a Savior!
Our redemption through the suffering of Christ is that deeper love within us which not only frees us from slavery to sin, but also secures for us the true liberty of the children of God, in order that we might do all things out of love rather than out of fear – love for him that has shown us such grace that no greater can be found.
They who truly come to God for mercy, come as beggars, and not as creditors: they come for mere mercy, for sovereign grace, and not for anything that is due
All the graces of Christianity always go together. They so go together that where there is one, there are all, and where one is wanting, all are wanting. Where there is faith, there are love, and hope, and humility; and where there is love, there is also trust; and where there is a holy trust in God, there is love to God; and where there is a gracious hope, there also is a holy fear of God.
Being sensible that I am unable to do any thing without God’s help, I do humbly entreat Him, by His grace, to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to His will, for Christ’s sake.
The devil can counterfeit all the saving operations and graces of the Spirit of God.
Those who are in a state of salvation are to attribute it to sovereign grace alone, and to give all the praise to Him who maketh them to differ from others.
Grace is the seed of glory, the dawning of glory in the heart, and therefore grace is the earnest of the future inheritance.
By the grace of God we will never pluck unripe fruit. We will never press people to decision, because we’ll lead them to damnation and not salvation.
The ingenerating of a principle of grace in the soul seems in Scripture to be compared to the conceiving of Christ in the womb… And the conception of Christ in the womb of the blessed virgin by the power of the Holy Ghost, seems to be a designed resemblance of the conception of Christ in the soul of a believer by the power of the same Holy Ghost.
Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected.
Family education and order are some of the chief means of grace; if these are duly maintained, all the means of grace are likely to prosper and become effectual.
It’s almost a social grace to get into the art world, and I’m very wary of it. Art was good in Berlin in the late ’70s – there was a lot more guts to art when the Neo-Expressionists were starting up; it was real slapdash; it has real heart to it – but it seems so cold and heartless in America. It’s a buyer’s market.
Poverty, chastity, and obedience are extremely difficult. But there are always the graces if you will pray for them.
True goodness is an inward grace, not an outward necessity.
Hattie.’ Grace patted my arm. ‘My cows sing better than you do.
But it can also happen, if will and grace are joined, that as I contemplate the tree I am drawn into a relation, and the tree ceases to be an It. . . . Does the tree then have consciousness, similar to our own? I have no experience of that. But thinking that you have brought this off in your own case, must you again divide the indivisible? What I encounter is neither the soul of a tree nor a dryad, but the tree itself.