joy – love – grace
I’ve been learning recently that these are not characteristics we stumble on. They are each a choice. Every day, we must make the choice for joy, love, and grace, despite our seemingly defining circumstances.
Lord, help me to choose joy — to praise you in all of my life.
Show me how to love — to love unconditionally the people who are hard to love.
Teach me to be full of grace — in the way I speak and act toward others, and in offering grace for their words and actions.