Grace all season

Baseball

“You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out it was the other way around all the time” ~ Jim Bouton, pitcher

“What you have to remember is that baseball isn’t a week or a month but a season – and a season is a long time.” ~ Chuck Tanner

Learning how to recognize God’s Grace in our daily life takes time and practice.  “Looking back” is one way to identify when you might have experienced God’s Grace…i.e. “30 years ago when I met my Family Life teacher in 10th grade she taught me things that I have carried with me throughout my life”  or “Last summer when I attended a conference for work I heard a speaker say something that changed the way I manage people.”  When we look back and name grace-filled moments it can help us recognize current times when Grace inspired change in our hearts, or generosity in our giving, or compassion in our dealings with another.  This recognition also may lead us to understand that God is with us at all times, in every situation whether we have been aware or not.  

Look for Grace, ask for Grace, expect Grace, all season long.

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