The truth is, I am utterly dependent on God for life, health, purpose, power, peace, joy, and true satisfaction every moment of every day. Now I must make my actions match the truth.
Today left me feeling battered from the battle of wills and exhausted from my efforts to teach, train, correct and rebuke because, ultimately, I feel I lost the war for today. I lost it the instant I responded in kind, in my flesh. Though apologies have been given, forgiveness has been extended, and relationships have been restored, the effects of the day remain in my very soul, it seems. Where to turn?
When we see God’s grace for what it truly is, we cannot help but be changed by it, and as we are, we become agents of life-changing grace in others’ lives, just like Barnabas was in Antioch. By God’s design, that’s how his grace works.