Not Based, Just Placed

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 Some common things in life
that we all need to survive
are often taken for granted
and even overlooked.
And sometimes, when we get them,
they're accredited to the wrong.
We didn't do anything for them.
We just got them.

Grace- it means gift
but few understand that.
After all, nothings's free, right?
And we just can't fathom
that it has nothing to do with us.

Love- it's really a verb
but few understand that.
It's not just about feelings.
And we just can't fathom
how God could continually love us.

Mercy- it's our prepaid ticket
but few understand that.
God's mercy is daily.
And we just can't fathom
how we can even need it.

What we're forgetting
is a really big deal.
But it all comes down
to just two letters.

God's gifts to us
(which is everything)
are not based on us-
just placed on us.

So let's remember this 
as well as all those other things
so common, yet necessary
in our everyday lives.
we didn't do anything for them.
We just got them.
Because they're not based on us,
just placed on us by Him,
who loves His children
by His goodness and grace.

And let's be sure
to let others know
that these blessings we have
are not based-
just placed.

-written 8.8.17


  1. Goodness, that was lovely! <3

    -Gray Marie

    1. Thanks so much, Gray Marie! <3

  2. Wow, wow. I like this a lot - I wondered what the title meant, and now I see. Beautiful post, Emily.

    1. Thank you, Jessica! I just love that little phrase- "not based, just placed". <3

  3. This is amazing. So wonderful to read. Gods gifts are great. They really are.

    1. You are so right- God's gifts to us are truly amazing! Thank you V!

  4. Beautiful, Emily! You are talented!

    1. Thank you so much Hannah! <3

  5. I love this! What a precious reminder to us who can't fathom. God's grace, love, and mercy: not based, just placed. <3

    1. Thank you Jordy! Amen! ♥

  6. This is amazing - loved it!


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