Be Fruitful for Christ

Be Fruitful for Christ

I’ve never felt comfortable writing a Mother’s Day post. And even this is mostly an unlikely one. I have a wonderful mom (love you!) and I love being a mom. But my heart goes out for anyone who would (have) like(d) to be a mom and isn’t.

I don’t feel comfortable boasting about my blessings. (But we are certainly encouraged to count our blessings). The only thing I want to boast about is God’s grace. And that is the best thing my mom ever shared with me (thank you!). I want to pass on the very same thing not only to my own children but to everyone in the world.

Life is not about blessings.
Life is not about being a mom or not being a mom (or anything else you wanna be).
Life is about grace.
Life is about passing on grace.
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Even if our parents love us very much, God loves us most. Nothing compares to God’s love. You can rest assured that you, too, are a gift from God, much cherished and loved by God. He loves you so much that he gave his only Son so you could enjoy his love forever.

God is rich in mercy. He brought us to life with Christ while we were dead as a result of those things that we did wrong. He did this because of the great love that he has for us. You are saved by God’s grace!  And God raised us up and seated us in the heavens with Christ Jesus. God did this to show future generations the greatness of his grace by the goodness that God has shown us in Christ Jesus. You are saved by God’s grace because of your faith. This salvation is God’s gift. It’s not something you possessed. It’s not something you did that you can be proud of. Instead, we are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives. (Eph. 2: 4-10, CEB, emphasis added)

I am serious about this. God’s grace is the most important and wondrous thing in the whole wide world. God’s grace gives us meaning and purpose for life and beyond. Life is not about blessings. About being this or that, or about lack of something.

Life is about grace.
Life is about passing on grace.

And you have a role in it.
You are to be fruitful for God’s kingdom. And there are many, many ways to be fruitful. Find yours by abiding in Christ. And your life will never be without purpose and meaning.

It’s all about grace.
God’s wild but gentle grace.
Pass it on!

 

Gracious God,
Bless all the moms this weekend.
But be especially with those whose arms yearn to hold their own babies.
Comfort, strengthen, bless them with your healing grace.
Thank you for all the gifts you’ve given us.
Thank you for life, families, and all the good things.
But, most of all, thank you for your amazing grace!
Thank you for giving meaning and purpose for our lives.
Help us all to realize life is about your amazing grace.
Transform us with your love so we could bear fruit and pass on grace!
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Have you found your place in passing on grace?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you share God’s grace with your traveling companions!

Image courtesy of Will Wallace, design by Mari-Anna Stålnacke.This post is refurbished from last year. Linking up today with Thought-Provoking Thursday, Faith-filled Fridays.

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