Dear loyal reader,
I was grateful yesterday. But also busy. My apologies for the delay!
As I was lying in bed last night thinking about the day, I realized what I was grateful for was grace. (My beautiful niece Grace was here, too, and I'm sure grateful for her for a number of reasons.)
What I'm taking about is God's presence in those small (or big) moments of the day when you do not think you can do what you need to do. And most of the time we can't do what we need to do, alone.
I was recently reminded by a friend to ask for those graces from God when we need them. It seems so obvious but I so rarely do it!
I had to do something mildly difficult for me yesterday, and I'm so thankful I had my friend's reminder to pause on my way and ask for the Lord to be with me in those moments and to work through me, since I knew left to my own devices, I would likely ruin everything.
I'm slightly embarrassed to say it took me several hours to remember to thank God for those graces that were so generously provided to me, but I recognized it and am so grateful for it now!
Remember, He has unending graces available to us; all we need to do is ask!