The Grace Full Woman Knows She Needs A Friend


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The Grace Full Woman knows she needs at least one other person in the Room of Grace with her. It may be a friend, or family member, her church family or small group but God has someone to join her in the grace walk. She may feel alone but as she prays God reveals others desiring to live grace fully.

The Room of Grace is a safe place to express yourself. It’s the place you go to take off all your masks and be yourself. As you walk through this door you know everyone accepts you even if you have visible sin and if you are hiding invisible sin you’re free to confess it. As a matter of fact the people there encourage you to confess it. Then as you release your ‘stuff’ more masks fall away.

This Room of Grace holds the key to your true identity. Jesus lives here. He’s always been here loving and forgiving, holding out His nail scarred hands to all who will take them. His light shines brightly in the room and yours does too because as His child you feel free with Him. You aren’t perfect and He knows it but His love is never affected by your imperfections. You never have to hide in shame from God or the people in the Room of Grace.

There is another room the Room of Good Intentions. In this room you are encouraged to wear a mask every day. If you even think of divulging your sin you know you will be judged by the people here and in your imagination you think God will condemn you too. So a “perfect” person submerges. Perfect on the outside but suffering of guilt, shame, loss of identity, pain,and hurt on the inside. You have to “pretend” a lot when you live in this room. You can never be who you were created to be because it’s all about performing for everyone. Performing for your husband, kids, church family, co-workers, friends, and all the time being someone you don’t really want to be.

 God has set before you at least one person to go with you into the Room of Grace. Maybe you’ve overlooked this person, or ignored help from this friend, but he/she has purposely be put in your life to show you its okay to take off your masks.

Maybe what you’re reading right now has struck a chord and you realize you are living in the Room of Good Intentions. Isn’t it time to be YOU, the new creation you are in Christ? I recommend reading Gracewalk by Steve McVey and TrueFaced by Thrall, Lynch and McNichol. But more than that read God’s love letter to you and discover your identity in Christ right from the source. This blog Grace Full Women will help you discover the truth about yourself as this is what I’ve been called to teach, so stop back by regularly.

Which room do you live in The Room of Grace or The Room of Good Intentions? If you aren’t able to live as YOU then you are in the wrong room.

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Comments

  1. Wow, Julie, this is really thought-provoking. I love this whole analogy! I think I spend way too much time in the Room of Good Intentions and not enough in the Room of Grace. I think this is sort of a way of live in our culture, isn’t it? I am going to put this into practice, and also check out your book recommendations. Thanks!

  2. paperclip says:

    Beautiful post. I got something to bring in to my life from your post. Thanks. 🙂

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