Mouths Wide Open

We should be astonished at the goodness of God, stunned that He should bother to call us by name, our mouths wide open at His love, bewildered that at this very moment we are standing on holy ground.                  ~ Brennan Manning

Have you ever received an award or an accolade that was so stunning it left you speechless? Me neither…

I have though, been the beneficiary of wonderfully kind words and completely unanticipated acts of kindness from friends and from strangers. I’ve left those encounters humbled and awed. I’ve ranted and raved about them to others.

I’ve got the mouth wide open part down just fine. The question becomes, what drops my jaw? I can be so bewildered and impressed with the unexpected kindnesses of a stranger and yet take for granted the daily gifts of a Savior.

How often, in my every day conversations do I go on and on about the fact that God, no kidding, God Himself, calls me by name? Grace placed me on this holy ground. It’s time to take a step back and be absolutely astonished!

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About Debbie

A former counselor and public speaker, I'm grateful for many, many things - God's grace most of all!

5 responses to “Mouths Wide Open”

  1. bickleyhouse says :

    I am frequently amazed at the grace of God in my life. Not nearly enough, though.

    Jeff

    • Debbie says :

      Me, too, Jeff. He amazes me time and again each day! I pray that my life will be more and more a gentle, warm witness of the abundance of His grace.

  2. Cathy says :

    The starfish picture is beautiful ! One of the multiple awards Gods grace gives me. It’s not really an award but a gift. I can take a lifetime of them, they touch my very soul and make stop and bask in His creativity. As I sit here with my door open after weeks of stifling heat now to feel the cooler air aahh ……. sitting writing just the sounds of His grace bless me. The birds are singing, bugs making their noise and the horses grazing.
    I had the opportunity in the past to have a granite countertop. I didn’t buy it to impress anyone but to be reminded of Gods awesomeness every time I looked at it! That that beautiful slab of rock and many gorgeous other ones lie under the surface of the earth leaves my mouth wide open.
    I think if we all went about this earth taking in even just what we can see our faces would be in constant state of :o. :0)

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