Home My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Videos (5859)
TV Movies (552)
WHAT'S NEW   [more...]
Beyond the Mask Ultimate Fan Bundle - DVD
Beyond the Mask Ultimate Fan Bundle - DVD
List Price: $76.96
Your Price: $50.00
At a great price, the Beyond the Mask Ultimate Fan Bundle is the perfect combination of products for anyone interested in action-adventure fun. Entertainment News  < Previous Article       Next Article > 
our daily journey: Freely Given
our daily journey: Freely Given

our daily journey: Freely Given

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

At the end of a long day, I took a quick moment to get a jump start on my work email—striving to preempt any surprises I might face at 8 o’clock the next morning.

Frustration ebbed throughout my tired mind as I read an email that contained complaints and feelings of entitlement from a student known to be immature in his responses to life’s challenges. I wanted to send back a veiled sting of reproach, but instead I crawled into bed to think through my response. Getting to the root of my frustrations, I nixed my first inclinations and seized the opportunity to model grace.

Like Us on Facebook

A foundational tenet of our Christian theology and experience, grace often remains in the abstract of our walk rather than the daily practice. In moments of frustration, the desire for a fair hearing rises up in our hearts. We rush to prove others wrong in their perceptions and to defend our cause. Whether uttered outright or in our hearts, we look for the opportunity to triumph.

In his letter to the church at Ephesus, Paul reminds the believers that we have access to “every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ” (1:3). Sometimes we forget, however, that this spiritual treasury holds the grace necessary to extend kindness where we would otherwise demand an “eye for an eye” (Matthew 5:38-44).

Far from being a philosophical ideal, grace first became visible through Christ (2 Corinthians 8:9; Titus 2:11). In our lives, it must be the same. Just as Jesus chose to love us when we had nothing to offer, our ability to extend grace is not measured by those moments when we believe someone has our back.

Rather, grace takes on flesh in our lives when we offer love where we could otherwise demand vindication. —Regina Franklin

Read: Ephesians 1:1-11
He has showered His kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding (v.8).

More: Read Titus 3:3-7 and consider how this passage is essential to our interactions with others.

Next: Why do we struggle to choose grace in moments of frustration? What’s at the root of our desire to make our frustrations or hurt known to those who have wronged us?

Add a comment: on Facebook
Princess Cut - DVD
5 of 5 Stars!
Princess Cut - DVD
Great movie from a new filmmaker!... [read more]
Quote For The Day
"What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see."
- Hebrews 11:1

What customers say about
" I did not know Christian Cinema was able to provide Older Christian Videos. That is great that they have a large variety." - Eduardo Almanza



Popular Searches
Browse DVDs
What's New
Public Performance
Christian Movies on Demand


Sneak Peek Podcast
Christian Movie News
Christian Movie Reviews
RSS News/Product Feed
Subscribe to Newsletter
Previous Newsletters

Customer Care

My Account
Contact Us
Order Status
Redeem Account Credit

About Us
FAQs & Customer Service
Find us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Affiliates Information
Affiliates Login

326 Sterling Browning Rd
Suite 123
Hollywood Park, TX 78232

Contact Us

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (Central)