Taking the Same Route Grace

We were starting to walk in the neighborhood, which is a good thing. We had been walking on the treadmill, since we were doing Social Distancing and weren't going to our exercise classes. It was wonderful to be walking around the neighborhood and getting fresh air at the same time!

The only thing is, we kept walking the same route every time we did it. I heard that it is good for your brain development if you take different routes to places, so I encouraged my walking partner to try some new routes. Unfortunately, that suggestion didn't go over too well, so I needed Taking the Same Route Grace, so I didn't show my disappointment to my husband.

I was very tickled when about two weeks later, he let me show him a different route, which is a variation on the way he liked to walk. The only thing is, we are walking that same route every day now, but it's not too bad.
Of late, I have felt led to do Biblical Research. You can find it on Do Biblical Inconsistencies Really Matter? at https://Biblicalinconsistencies.blogspot.com/ and Biblical Proof! at https://BiblicalProof.blogspot.com/ This research is to find out whether any inconsistencies within the Bible on a given topic are significant or not. 

In order to devote more time to this Biblical Research, I am empowering readers by putting links to all the Christ's Grace Abounds posts, so you have access to all of them and can read what interests you! I have to admit, saying Brief Prayers, has been amazing in my life and makes such a difference in my interactions with others, instead of reacting first. I would highly recommend it! Please pass this blog and others that I've felt led to create to those who might benefit. Thanks! Debbie

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?