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. 🙏❤️






43 responses to “He Gives More Grace”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    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.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Crystal Byers Avatar

    “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.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re most welcome, sister P. I need to be more patient with myself as well. Thank you for your input. God Bless!


  4. scribelady Avatar

    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!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Sarah. I appreciate your stopping by my little site. God Bless!


  6. davidsdailydose Avatar

    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.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Chris Hendrix Avatar

    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.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Agreed, Gary. Even with all we know, there is so much more to learn about God. Thank you for sharing.


  9. garyfultz Avatar

    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).

    Liked by 1 person

  10. God Still Speaks Avatar

    You have a great 4th as well!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I knew there was a tie-in with the post and the picture! Thank you. Have a great 4th of July.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. God Still Speaks Avatar

    What a great reminder! Sometimes God “warns” us with a slap noise of the beaver tail to pay attention and let His grace help us be patient and kind to others.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you for reading and commenting, Manu. God Bless!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Manu Avatar

    What a beautiful reminder of the patience God has with us and we need to extend to others.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. musingsofmanettekay Avatar

    Indeed a great quote.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Beth. I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July weekend. God Bless!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Beth Alisan Avatar

    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.”

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Betty Avatar

    You, too, David!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Manette Kay. One of my favorite quotes by coach John Wooden is, “Young people need role models not critics.”

    Liked by 1 person

  20. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You got that right, Matt. Big trouble!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. jesusluvsall Avatar

    If God wasn’t patient, we would all be in trouble

    Liked by 1 person

  22. musingsofmanettekay Avatar

    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.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    You didn’t sound preachy at all. And I sure needed this reminder. And no worries at all about my post from this week! I hope you have a happy 4th too! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  24. davidsdailydose Avatar

    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!

    Liked by 2 people

  25. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    Thank you for this gentle reminder. I am so thankful that God is patient with us. And I need to remember that when I’m tempted to be impatient with others. I appreciate the nudge. Have a good weekend, David!

    Liked by 1 person

  26. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Me too, Barb!


  27. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    I love that you get to do something different during summer school.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Sarah Samuel Avatar

    Indeed we are in a journey of Grace. I love this post👍👍

    Liked by 1 person

  29. davidsdailydose Avatar

    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!

    Liked by 1 person

  30. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, Dawn. Thank you for reading and commenting. God Bless!

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Dawn Avatar

    Thanks David for the needed reminder. God is patient with us so we must be patient with others.

    Liked by 2 people

  32. Betty Avatar

    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.”

    Liked by 1 person

  33. davidsdailydose Avatar

    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.


  34. pastorpete51 Avatar

    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!

    Liked by 1 person

  35. BerryBunch.family Avatar

    Amen. Youthful with heavenly joy ☺️

    Andy B

    Liked by 1 person

  36. BerryBunch.family Avatar

    So very true 🙂

    Yes God’s grace is profound

    Liked by 1 person

  37. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Andy B. As I helped the little guy read the book, it naturally reminded me of just how much grace God extends to us.


  38. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I’m nine years ahead of you, Andy B. But we’re walking together with the Lord!


  39. BerryBunch.family Avatar

    The year of my birth.

    1977 was a great year 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  40. Alan Kearns Avatar

    Your post means so much to me as I was in remedial class in primary (elementary) school as a kid.

    Liked by 1 person

  41. BerryBunch.family Avatar

    Such a wonderful way of highlighting the need to be patient with one another, and a great reminder of just how patient God is with us

    Thanks David

    Andy B

    Liked by 1 person

  42. davidsdailydose Avatar

    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. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    Liked by 2 people

  43. Alan Kearns Avatar

    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.

    Liked by 2 people

%d bloggers like this: