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

Today’s Gift of Grace // Walking the Path

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

So we start walking this pathway,

one foot in front of the other.

Not in a hurry.

It’s a patient trek

with the Dearest Friend I’ve known.

& the walk itself is a gift—

the rhythm of each step,

the amble of the path,

taking note of all the beauty that surrounds us.

We have never felt so seen—

& we pray we’re starting to see Him here.

We can never know

just how beautiful

this walk will be.

In tandem with the letting go you are also adding something good to your life—that is the beauty of Lent.

Tsh Oxenreider

I find that, in my life, the tradition of Lent is truly a practice. It’s not something I’ve always done, not a tradition I was raised with. For me, this observation of liturgy is linked to the deep faith & rich history passed down by those who came before us.

I’m grateful to be able to share in these moments—the same way it felt growing up in church—taking Communion every Sunday. Every week, and it has never grown old—always meaningful. Now, as an adult, we may come to the table as a Church body 2-4 times a year. (When you filter in a worldwide pandemic, the opportunities become significantly fewer.)

How precious those times have become in my memory. How greatly I look forward to each time we, The Church, will meet at The Table.

In much the same way, I look forward to this piece of the liturgy in gratitude.

Letting go of “perfect” or “figuring it all out” & choosing imperfect sincerity & surrender.

I take this opportunity to remember Jesus’ journey on the earth,

to line up my life with His,

to experience His beauty every day.

You’re Beautiful (written by Phil Wickham, sung by Sarah Reeves)

Published by Nicki Bishop

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

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