5 Minute Friday ~ Grace



It’s time. It really time my friend, my sister. Time to give yourself grace. To bless yourself, to love yourself, to accept yourself  – to receive this precious gift of grace. That gift that offers hope to a wounded, hurting soul. That moment when nothing else can satisfy your heart than the touch that comes from the Master’s very own Hand.


A touch, a smile, a common tear shed. It is the balm of a gift that wraps you up in it’s embrace. Comfortable, pleasurable, warm. Inviting you to sit in the light of His Presence and wait. Soaking in the grace as the waves of His love wash over you. Gently pulling away your self defeating thoughts and allowing His grace to cover you and complete you.

It comes at times we don’t think we deserve it, when we want to walk away from it and deny it. Maybe we want to offer it others but not accept it for ourselves. We share it with our friends, our sisters, our children – it’s time, long past time, we give it to ourselves.


My friend, it’s time you receive. Receive His grace, drink from His cup. Be filled. Let His grace fill you to overflowing.

This post is part of Five Minute Friday’s, a five minute weekly reflection on a word prompt. No edits, no do overs, just write.  “No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.”

8 Replies to “5 Minute Friday ~ Grace”

  1. What an invitation! I love the truth of what you wrote — we extend it so freely and yet withhold it from ourselves. I have lived that way in the past and God has broken through and helped me receive more and more over time. I appreciate your sweet reminder of God’s love for me. Your words are powerful and full of His abundance. Thank you.

    1. Hi there Patty! I find I do that often, freely give to others, but refuse myself the gift that Jesus paid for. I too have lived that way and God continues to recreate and break through to show me loving myself is in tune to loving others. Thank you for your encouragement, it truly means so much to me.

  2. This is so wise…I think so often we focus on giving grace to others but forget to give it to ourselves as well. Beautiful words today…thank you for sharing! Blessings! 🙂

  3. Mel, you bless me each and every time you stop by. Thank you for sharing your transparent heart, it’s so refreshing! We can tend to forget the greatest gift of all, the love and grace that Jesus gave, to ourselves. Many blessings to you as well.

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