From a series of reflections on The Grace of Yes:
No matter what our vocation or career path (or paths) when we place God at the center of that work and our lives, we will experience His amazing grace (and generosity). In her book, The Grace of Yes (Ave Maria Press), Lisa Hendey reminds us that God is the author and creator of life - and not just at the beginning but all the way through. He doesn't set up free into the world and say, "Good Luck see you at the finish line; and don't screw up!!" He longs to be WAY MORE hands on that that!! I was so encouraged by her example of asking God every single morning to guide her day. My morning prayer sounds like this, "Thank you Lord for this day; please guide all I think, do and say." Yes, I am aware it rhymes!
The Grace of Yes of using the gifts God has given you, wherever He asks you to use them, is truly a GRACE. As Lisa eloquently shares in her book; and to which I have provided the Allison abridged version, the list of the graces and blessings of giving our "Yes, Lord" and REALLY the person I SO strive to be.
This is a person who:
The appeal of The Grace of Yes, for me anyway, is not only Lisa's many candid disclosure of 'lived' wisdom but also her astute and practical advice for embracing our own (and many) yeses in life. For the rest of the series - click HERE!
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Do you possess any of those qualities of that someone who strives to live their life according to God's will instead of their own plan or agenda? Which are the easiest for you? Which are the most difficult?? Tell me in the comments below!!