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He Gives More Grace

This past week at summer school, a first grader, I’ll call him Chris, read a book to me. Chris is working hard to learn his consonant blends and diagraphs. The hi-lighted word is an example.

When Chris sees the “sh” that starts the word shape, he’s still learning to put the sound of s and h together—-shh. The story of Bucky the Beaver is filled with blends and diagraphs. There are five more on this page alone. Can you find them?

Here’s the thing, Chris has already completed the first grade; he should have a pretty good grasp of these concepts by now. But he’s not quite there. Thankfully, summer school is a great opportunity for remedial learning.

Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation

2 Peter 3:15a (NIV)

As I listened to my young friend read, helping him here and there, it reminded me of how patient God is with each of us. Frankly, I should have a pretty good grasp of Christian concepts by now. But I’m not quite there.

He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9b (NIV)

Kind reader, since God is so patient with us, we would do well to be patient with each other. Many of us aren’t “quite there,” after all. Today, and every day, may we give more grace —just like the Lord.

If you, O Lord, keep a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.

Psalm 130:3 (NIV)

Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️

By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

43 replies on “He Gives More Grace”

Thank you, Crystal. I like the same realness in your writing. You don’t sugar coat it at all, but tell it like it was, is, or you hope it will be. I always appreciate your thoughts! God Bless.

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“Frankly, I should have a pretty good grasp of Christian concepts by now. But I’m not quite there.” I was just thinking that I love how you convey the point without preaching, how all of your messages are grounded by real life. That’s a gift, David.

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Thanks for the beautiful reminder to be patient with others as God is patient with us. I also need to be patient with myself, as well!

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The verse from Philippians is a great one to go with this post, brother. Thank you for sharing that. I find my own obsession with perfection sometimes gets in the way of serving God. He knows we’re not perfect, it’s the fact that we’re forgiven that matters most.

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This Chris has to constantly remind himself what Paul said in Philippians 3. I have not yet attained. Forgetting what’s behind me, I press on towards the mark for the high calling. We will never achieve perfection in this life. There’s always room for growth. It’s important to forget our past failures and keep pressing on.

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I know I have needed God’s patience for so many things in life. Concepts of Christ becoming part of my physical world fills me with wonder and awe when I actually grasp and find they are a part of me (for an instance anyway).

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Beautifully written David! As a teacher this really hit a tender spot. My favorite line is “God is so patient with us, we would do well to be patient with each other. Many of us aren’t “quite there,” after all.”

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This is excellent! A great comparison of God’s grace but also your gentle teaching prompts with Chris is a perfect picture of discipleship. A brother or sister in Christ will assist one who is struggling as you did Chris. Blessings.

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Thank you, Bridget. I don’t want to sound too preachy. I’m glad you took my thoughts as a nudge. I think I saw that you posted recently. I’m trying to get caught up reading this weekend. I will read your latest post! Happy 4th!

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Thank you, Betty. I thought this post would resonate with how you approach life. Like the adage says, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” I hope you and Dan have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

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Beautiful post, David. Grace is such a sacred thing. I try to give it to others – as I know I certainly need it! When giving grace to others, I try to remember that people aren’t a finished product, and you have to take the whole package – meaning everyone has good – as well as “opportunities.”

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Good point, Pastor Pete. Jesus was called “teacher “ more than anything else. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July as well.

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Thanks for reminding us that Jesus is our patient teacher. Maybe that is why “teacher” was the go-to name that He was referred to by His disciples (students). Have a blessed 4th with your family Dave!

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Thank you for YOUR encouragement, brother. I came to Christ as a boy, in 1977, yet there is still so much to learn about walking in His grace. God’s best to you always, and may the Lord bless His church in Scotland. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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What a lovely picture you paint of our Lord in this post David. We are all still in remedial discipleship class in this world, His Spirit guiding us through our struggles. Someday if we hang on to Him we will graduate…and what an event that will be! May we be patient with our fellow students in this life helping them along The Way. Thank you brother for your precious encouragement, God bless you this weekend.

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