Living a grace filled life

Daily reading: Luke 3:1-22
Saturday January 14, 2017

Focus passage: 10 The crowds asked him, “What then should we do?”
11 He answered, “Whoever has two shirts must share with the one who has none, and whoever has food must do the same.”
 12 Even tax collectors came to be baptized. They said to him, “Teacher, what should we do?”
13 He replied, “Collect no more than you are authorized to collect.”
14 Soldiers asked, “What about us? What should we do?”
He answered, “Don’t cheat or harass anyone, and be satisfied with your pay.” Luke 3:10-14

Ordinary people like you and me came to him, out in the wilderness, and waded into the waters of the Jordan River so they could take a moment in time and realign themselves with God, so they could be filled with grace.
Prayerfully consider what spiritual practice you want to resolve to adopt this year.  What action or what intention that helps you to turn toward God daily did you take up?  In what area of your life are you more fully following Christ?  How might this practice help you live more fully into a grace-filled life?
We are in the season of Epiphany, a season of ah-ha moments, of awakening, these moments happen when we are tuned into the presence of God.  Rather than thinking that we are waiting for God to show up, in Epiphany we remind ourselves that God is ever present, we just have to be open to receiving the presence.  It happens when we tune our minds and actions toward God, in big and also in small ways.  It happens when we are open to living a grace-filled life. 

Prayer: God, help me to fill the world with grace in big and small ways.  Help me to seek you out.  Amen.

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