Grace, On the Journey Together, Words of Endurance

“Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.”

I remember the day Dave began to learn the unforced rhythms of grace. He had been reading The Cure, when suddenly he placed the book down and walked into the kitchen. He looked me straight in the eyes and told me he was sorry for not loving me for who I truly was. From now on he was going to celebrate me.

Dave shared that he wanted to receive and experience God’s amazing gift of grace – The Original Good News. He confessed that he knew of no other person who was more grace filled for others than me and he, too, wanted to experience that grace for others. I felt God’s grace pour through him for me.

I started to cry as he spoke. I always knew that Dave loved me. But while I felt loved I did not feel that he liked me because he was always trying to change me – fix me. As a result, I would change to whatever he needed me to be in order to make him happy. Over the years I lost myself – I was so codependent with Dave.

But that day, Dave gave me a gift – the freedom to be me. He gave me permission to start the journey of rediscovering who I was apart from him and more importantly who I truly was before God. I realized that I needed to start receiving God’s amazing grace deep within myself. I knew of God’s grace for me in my head but I wanted to know it in my heart.

Receive and experience the amazing grace
of the Master, Jesus Christ,
deep, deep within yourselves.

On The Journey With You,
Jan Dravecky