Open the Grace {Day Three} 40 Gifts for 40 Days

& provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

Isaiah 61:3a NIV

As we start the journey this first week of Lent, a few steps out from Day One—

We receive His breath of life.

We rise from the ashes and stand.

Today let’s look at our lives and see where we are. Take an assessment in love.

Are we still covered in dirt, coated with dust and ashes?

Today the Gift of Grace is Praise.

Open the Grace {Day 3} 40 Gifts for 40 Days

Starting today, let’s praise our way out of the ashes, brush every bit off our arms & legs—-

Everything we’ve held onto, every distraction from this journey, every barren place.

From this day we sing out & declare—

Everything Is Yours

Growth is happening here. Deep within the rich earth. Lift your voice and sing.

“The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.”
‭‭—Isaiah‬ ‭51:3‬ ‭NIV
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Published by Nicki Bishop

Inspirational Writer // Arts & Literacy Instructor // Worship Musician

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