"But By The Grace Of God I Am What I Am, And His Grace To Me Was Not Without Effect. No, I Worked Harder Than All Of Them—Yet Not I, But The Grace Of God That Was With Me."
1 Corinthians 15:10
Never before this post, have I had such a hard time coming up with words, more often than naught, I am, how shall we say this? ~ Long winded. :)
Grace is something I have written about before, something to strive for, something that is given freely and quite honestly isn't deserved.
Grace is the heart of Christianity.
Grace is knowing He sees the very best in you, even when others don't.
Grace is the awesome power of God to do for each one of us what we can't do for ourselves and the simple fact is that we can't do anything for ourselves.
Without the grace God gives us, we will surely die.
On a day to day basis, He covers us with His mercy, with His grace, with the light of the sun and chooses to give us air to breathe, food to eat and water to drink.
His grace gives us all that we need, but it is up to us to either accept His gifts, or to reject them.
The package came about a week ago, addressed to me (which is rare lol).
I opened it up, almost as eager as a child on Christmas morning...
It was packed very well, each piece cushioned by air packs, plastic wrap and velvet pouches...
The necklace was the first piece I opened and as I held it in my hand, examining it, I could feel that peace I always feel when I see or hear the word "Grace", I flipped it over and saw "By the grace of God, I am what I am" inscribed into the back, just reading that can invoke the burning sensation behind my eyes.
The earrings were next, followed by the cuff, which went right onto my arm, then off again as my niece wanted to try it on.
A beautiful way to "wear" His word and what is sure to be a fantastic way to witness to others who ask about the pieces.
Thank you to Dayspring and (In)Courage for the opportunity to do this review.
Disclaimer ~ I received this jewelry free of charge from DaySpring, in exchange for my review. I was not paid in any other way. The above opinions expressed, are mine and mine alone.
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You didn't really think I would forget about you, did you?
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Good Luck :) :)
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And Grace My Fears Relieved
How Precious Did That Grace Appear
The Hour I First Believed