Monday, November 23, 2009

Student of Grace

Learning to be thankful in all things, so I am and fearfully, so I think I will always be - learning. I am beginning to understand that this side of heaven the splendor is found for me here.

It is in the learning that I come face to face each and every time with grace.

It rarely gets better than that.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more...It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It turns problems into gifts, failures into successes, the unexpected into perfect timing and mistakes into important events.
Melody Beattie

Grace abounds to those who are thankful. Life and circumstances may not change. Yet, in our thankfulness we see beyond the horizon where grace shines bright.

© A Sacred Longing 2009


  1. AMEN!
    Hope you have a beautiful thanksgiving.
    Blessings, andrea

  2. "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life."

    "Grace abounds to those who are thankful!"

    both of these sayings have ministered to me today! alot!!!
    Thanks Denise!

  3. Incredibly thankful for Grace.

    Happy Thanksgiving,

  4. Forever lost without His awesome grace! Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings to you.

  5. Yes and Amen!

    Praying that you have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving!

    Sweet Blessings!

  6. Great post! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  7. "Yet, in our thankfulness we see beyond the horizon where grace shines bright." Love this! Thanks... Have a great Thanksgiving my friend.


  8. Beautiful! Grace abounds -- in the grand and the simple.

    In the beautiful, and the ugly.

    In our joys, and yes -- even in our sorrows.

    Grace. "Charis." Gift.

    His amazing grace still amazes, doesn't it?

  9. What a wonderful quote. This has helped me so much in my current situation. I am finding myself mulling this over and over. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  10. So thankful for the shining beyond of grace. As I walk in faith and with my frailties, I'm ever mindful of my need for reaching grace. Some days I get it wrong... like yesterday. Some days, very right... like tonight. There's an ebb and flow to my all that is rarely consistent. I humbly thank God for his grace which is always consistent.

    Love you friend. Good to hear from you.


  11. My dear Denise,
    This is a brief but powerful post! And how my heart resonates in agreement with every word you have written.

    I love your heart, Denise. You put into words the very feelings I am going through this month, this year!

    Yes, like you, I am a student of grace.

    I read your most recent post, I am praying for God's healing hand to touch your mother in law.

    Much love,