Five Minute Friday: Grace

Joining with Five Minute Friday sponsored by Lisa-Jo Baker. On Friday, Lisa-Jo posts a one word prompt and for five minutes even we write what the prompt brings to mind. No rewrite, nor editing just letting the words flow. 

 Today's Prompt: Grace
Five Minute Friday


Unmerited favor.

You can’t win it.

You can’t buy it.

You can’t acquire it in any way except to ask for it knowing you don’t deserve it.

To ask for grace means you have to acknowledge that you need it. That you need someone to look beyond who you aren't, and what you don't have and just grant it.


The thought of grace breaks me in ways I can’t begin to describe. Asking for grace brings me face to face with all the things in me I really don’t want to see. All of the things I hide from myself as well as others. Knowing that I desperately need grace but have no right to ask for it is humbling in the extreme. Requesting grace helps me to understand the posture of kneeling in supplication, the folding over, the bending down, taking my body to the low depths* of where the state of my soul is. And in receiving grace, I begin (only begin) to understand the depth of the love it has taken to grant it unreservedly and without measure. 

Psalm 130: (KJV)

Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.
Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.


  1. great post cassandra:) "Knowing that I desperately need grace but have no right to ask for it is humbling in the extreme." great quote...and so true!

    i'm your neighbor on FMF. so nice to meet you today. you have a beautiful name. unfortunately, in jr high there was a girl with the same name (different spelling) who was really, really mean to me. frankly, she was a real snot! you probably pronounce it different as well as spell it different! i know, TMI!

    i'm sure i'll be dropping by again soon. i wrote on the other side of what you talked about...sort of:)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Martha. You're welcome anytime. Enjoyed my visit to 'Gritty Grace' and read a number of post while I was there. I'll be back for more soon!

      Have a great weekend!

      ~ Cassandra

  2. Hi Cassandra
    Visiting from 5MF. Love your post and blog space.
    God bless,

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. Come back soon!


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