You Say Grace

I recently read this quote by GK Chesterton:

“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing, and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”

Grace was always very important in our household. No matter how hungry we were or how hot the meal was, no one could start eating until we said grace. It’s something that I’ve tried to enforce in my own family as well.
But this quote takes grace, and prayer, to a whole other level. Yes, be thankful for your food but don’t stop there.

Bring God into your everyday activities. All of them.

What a great reminder of how we should engage with God. Not just at the significant moments in the day but constantly and always, in everything we do.

Lord, thank you for this day. May we be a blessing to others as we share our life experiences with them. May we shine Your light to everyone we meet. Amen.

How can you bring God into every part of your day?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.