December 28

Written by Bill Grandi on December 28th, 2018

As I read this devotion today, several Scriptures popped into my mind:

“The heavens declare the glory of God and the earth shows his handiwork.”

“Whatever you do, in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus.”

Every pleasure I have experienced-seen, touched, felt, tasted, smelled-have all come from God and is to be enjoyed. And as I enjoy them I must keep in mind this is all a gift from God, that I did not deserve it. God has blessed me with so much, so much more than I could ever imagine. AND I DESERVE NONE OF IT! God has given me all good things, not because of me, but in spite of me. It is because that is WHO HE IS.

2018  is almost history. A year of everyday with NMM (my 2nd time through the book) has taught me much. It has taught me gratitude for all things. It has definitely heightened my awareness of grace. I have all I have; I’ve been blessed with good and bad; I’ve had pleasures beyond my wildest dreams; not because I’ve earned them, but because of His amazing grace. I’ve been challenged to take nothing for granted, to see it all from the hands of a good, good Father. My daily experience has been a good discipline. A challenge at times due to time involved, but I would not trade this past year in God’s presence for any amount of money in the world.

“Father, help me, today, to remember all I have is because of your grace. It is nothing I have earned or deserved. It is all because of your goodness and blessing.”


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S says:

    I agree with how much NMM has opened my eyes (and heart) to. I was in a much different place when I began the journey nearly two years ago. Today’s devotion is just another example of God’s grace and His creation being a means to enjoy life’s pleasures. Life lives so much better with the good perspective..
    I second your prayer this morning.
    Help me not forget!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Glad you have found yourself in a different place these days Ryan. I’ve been thrilled to have you alone.

  2. And I, for one, have truly enjoyed and benefited from taking this journey with you, Bill. Thank you for the daily inspiration!