My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

Day 18…Open the Gift

There is a gift sitting right there in front of you. It’s not your birthday. It’s not Christmas. You didn’t earn it, and there is only one reason you deserve it.

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Go ahead. Open it. It’s yours. What is it, you ask.


The free and unmerited favor of God.

Why is it when we receive so many gifts we shake our heads. We respond with you shouldn’t have or it’s too much. Sometimes even an I don’t deserve this.

The thing is, we’re right. We, in our broken places, our weariness, our can’t seem to get it right humanity, we don’t deserve it. But we are worthy of it because He made us worthy. Not because of who we are, but because of who He is. It’s not about us and it’s all about us at the same time.

Our only job is to say thank you.

And the best part?

If we forget, he gives it anyway.

So, take hold of the gift of grace. It’s for you. Every time.

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About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

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