When Grace Falls


Recently, I heard Louis Giglio use the phrase “dominoes of grace” to describe the far-reaching, redemptive impact of God’s divine activity in our lives.

That got me thinking. Our lives are so much bigger than we are.

Whenever God’s grace falls, we become living links in an amazing chain of divine actions. We become participants in the supernatural working of God as He moves through our lives and reaches into the lives of others.

No matter where we are, we’re always up or down the chain of a beautifully orchestrated and wonderfully interconnected movement of God’s Spirit. The dominoes of grace tip and touch each other as they fan out in the world and tumble in uninterrupted sequence through generations.

I am sure if we were to have a God’s-eye view of the movement of His gracious activity, we would be struck with wonder, stunned with amazement, and filled with delight over the complex designs and intricate patterns. And we would celebrate the unspeakable privilege of our participation in all the Spirit is doing.

The enemy doesn’t want us to get a glimpse of the big redemptive picture. He wants us to feel small, isolated, disconnected. He wants our stories to seem unimportant and our day-to-day lives to feel insignificant.

But Jesus shows us how to live extraordinary “ordinary” lives by understanding that every unfolding moment is crammed with divine purpose and every action is spring-loaded for eternal impact.

Jesus—God’s grace in Person—was the First Domino to fall in the divine chain of grace. Because of Christ, God’s grace is always falling, and His Spirit is ever calling us to active participation in God’s grace chain.

Even when we are sleeping, God is busy setting up His dominoes of grace. And right now, He’s looking over at us with a twinkle in His eye, inviting us to assist Him in tipping one over.

How can we resist?

8 thoughts on “When Grace Falls

  1. Your post offers such an eternally hope-filled perspective, Dave. A reminder that, even when we see nothing happening from our perspective, we can know that God is working … has always been working … always will be working grace in our lives.

  2. Dave, what an uplifting post! One thing I took from it is that, when I can look at “my” life through God’s eyes, His perspective, I can see glimpses of His fingerprints working in and through me. When I look at life through my eyes, the enemy can sway how I perceive it, making me feel small, insignificant and disconnected.

    God’s glory, His exuberant grace draws me—will I enter in to all He has and is doing? I want to. LOVED this. Needed it today.

    • Yes–to see and enter into all God is doing–that’s our standing invitation. When it comes to living by grace, it reminds me of that saying about success–90% is just showing up. I want to improve my attendance with God. I want to be more “present” with Him in what He’s doing.
      Thank you for your good comments, Jeanne!

  3. If I wasn’t so afraid of needles and physical pain, I’d have this tattooed so I could read it every five minutes – “No matter where we are, we’re always up or down the chain of a beautifully orchestrated and wonderfully interconnected movement of God’s Spirit.” Beautifully written and I believe every word of it, but then I forget. That’s why the tattoo. 🙂

  4. Thanks, Kim, for sharing what resonated with you and for rating a line tattoo-worthy 🙂 Your comments led me to reflect on my own spiritual trouble with short-term memory. So much of reading and writing is about remembering, isn’t it? Let’s keep doing both so that we keep reminding each other of the truth.

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