You’ve likely seen Footprints in the Sand. The omnipresent poem is about a dream. Someone is walking with God on the beach.
When there are no longer two sets of footprints and just one, God’s explains: “During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”
But what if it became one set of footprints and a long, messy groove??
Yes, there are those times we are carried. And at times we may be dragged! All of it is grace and mercy.
Those are temporary times and seasons. God has designs on us! And he wants us to walk with him … and to run with him in his story.
Grace is God doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves. It’s unmerited favor. But it’s more. Grace is also an empowerment to live in alignment with his design for us. It’s the strong ability to partner with God and experience true destiny.
Walking with God is relational—and this relationship includes the dimension of living out his dominion right now.
What’s your view? Is grace merely passive? Or is it active?