Gulps of Grace


It was a challenge to jump out of bed as soon as my alarm sounded this morning. I typically love 5:00am wake up calls. And, most of the time, my mental alarm clock has already gone off inside and I’m eager to start the day.  Yet, this morning, it took me a few extra minutes for my heart, mind and body to catch up with the idea.  My bed was cozy and warm and the air around me was cool. My brain was already swimming with a list of tasks.  I whispered a short prayer   “Lord, help me to serve You today” and, with that, I willed myself to put my feet on the ground.

I noticed something about this morning’s prayer. It differed slightly from the mornings when I’m eager to get out of bed.  On those mornings, my one sentence prayer is a much more enthusiastic question…”Lord how can I serve You today?”  But today’s prayer was simply a request for help.

I started my coffee in the coffee machine and felt compelled to listen to a song before diving into scripture.  My heart needs to be reminded, Lord.  Two songs came to mind Here’s My Heart, Lord and Holy.  I guess it’s a David Crowder kind of morning.  I opened my laptop, inserted my earplugs, and turned on Holy.

I can’t comprehend your infinitely beautiful and perfect love
Oh I’ve dreamed dreams of majesty as brilliant as a billion stars
But they’re never bright enough after all

You are Holy
Oh Holy
Holy, Holy, Holy

I will sing a song for you my God with everything I have in me
But it’s never loud enough after all

You are Holy
Oh Holy
Holy, Holy, Holy

Heaven and earth are full, full of your glory, glory
My soul it overflows full of your glory, your glory
Oh blessed is he who reigns, full of your glory, your glory
My cup, it can’t contain all of your glory, your glory
Hosanna we are found after all you are

Oh Holy
Holy, Holy, Holy

I can’t comprehend
You’re infinitely beautiful

I’ve always loved this song.  It reminds me of how small I am. It reminds me of my need for a God who holds all the wisdom and strength I will require to make it from one moment to the next… from feet hit the ground time to head hit the pillow time.

Everything we need… found in Him and through Him.

Deep breaths.

Deep gulps of grace and more grace.

Lord, how can I serve You today?

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