Lack of Adequate Time Grace

Things were really hectic. Each of the younger ones had a different obligation after they got home from school. That wouldn't have been so bad, but there had been an after school activity that made them later than usual. 

There wasn't enough time to complete all the homework and check it before they headed to the next events they had to go to. I could feel myself getting intense, because of the lack of adequate time to complete everything. Then I prayed and Christ calmed me down. Fortunately, He gave me Lack of Adequate Time Grace.

 I was able to finish the remainder of the time together and be more composed. What surprised me was that we got much more completed than I anticipated.

Example of a Brief Prayer

But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. Acts 15: 11

I was with someone who was scooping up some free popcorn. They didn't ask me if I wanted any. The person told me that I should get a bag of popcorn and then took it from my hands. They wanted me to get the popcorn for them to eat later.

It's such a silly thing, but it really did irritate me. Didn't that person think about whether I wanted some or not? Couldn't they have asked me if I wanted some before they took it from my hands? I found myself getting frustrated at that person. Then, it popped into my mind that that's not what Christ wants of me. He wants me to be gracious to those who irritate me, but I was too frustrated to be gracious at that moment.

What I prayed was, "Popcorn Grace," and immediately Christ calmed me down, so that I didn't respond to the person in a less than positive manner. Although the "Popcorn Grace" prayer was very brief, I was asking Christ to please give me grace with this popcorn situation, so I would respond in a gracious manner, and He did! It amazed me that He knew and understood my brief prayer and granted me that grace, so I could be more gracious as an example of how He works in my life! I have continued to use these brief prayers which are changing my life and my response to others. If Christ can do this for me, He can most certainly do it for you, as well. Try it...what can it hurt?