This first week with Lowell joining our family has been such a dream. After some difficult times during Ellis's newborn days, I figured this time around would be the same--challenging, anxious, emotionally exhausting. I just assumed that was the norm. So I've found myself completely unprepared for this period of calm, thankfulness and joy. God met me in labor and delivery and continues to amaze me with His grace every day. #lowelleverett#graceabundant
Happy Sunday friends
Today we'll look at "The gift of grace"
Grace is not achieved nor gotten by works. It's God's gift through Christ. More so, its not limited, its ABUNDANT to all those who will only BELIEVE that JESUS LOVES them and died for them.
Through one man Adam, sin came into us. But also through One man Jesus Grace that supersede sin, was gifted to us. You didn't earn it. This knowledge brings life. For we're no longer under the LAW of SIN but now under the LAW of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus who has justified us. #godslove#grace#jesuslovesyou#graceabounds#graceabundant@refiningletters@p4cm
I'm in the business of becoming better, of learning what it means to please God, to surrender unapologetically to grace.
I'm on a journey to discover the how's of all of the above. I get real and honest. I won't shy away from tough topics or rough language. It's been ten years since I graduated seminary and all that's really stuck is how little I know and how much more there is to discover.
I want to discover what it looks like to live into the reality that life matters. (Regardless of age, race, disability, class, faith, etc). How do we begin to address the division of race, acknowledge and heal from the past, and move towards a more unified tomorrow?
How do we care well for the most vulnerable amongst us? Do we protect the disabled or does pro-life only mean "anti-abortion"? Is there a better way?
I'm exploring what Scripture says about sexuality (because at the moment I'm confused). I'm recovering from an American centric evangelical view that has left out so many voices and elevates patriotism to the same (and sometimes higher) status then faith in Christ.
What does it look like to live out the calling on my life and does my path lead to ordination? What does that mean for me personally and for my family?
What does it mean to live a life pleasing to God?
You don't have to agree with what I say (you'll often see me come back and say oops got that one wrong). I believe in the grace to be messy, ask tough questions, and make a few mistakes along the way.
We're all going to get a few things wrong on this journey because until we see Christ face to face "we see but in a mirror dimly." What I do know and will not falter from is that Gods grace is sufficient for us all. It's offered to you and me the same as it is offered to those often labeled worthless or vile.
We are ALL loved and cherished by our Creator.
My name is Hope and I'd love for you to join me in asking tough questions and exploring authentic purposeful living.
Spending Saturday remembering how last Saturday I was hanging out with @radioamy swapping #milso stories that were REAL LIFE YO! Its been awhile since I talked with someone who totally gets it. Our stories, whatever they may be, same, different, good, bad, ugly or somewhere in between - are important. It's important that we always tell them and that we realize how lucky we are to have grace and joy in our lives in whatever form them come in. Blessings come in all sorts of packages! But we all have them! That's why we are #pimpinjoy
" The grace of God was supremely revealed and given in the person and work of Jesus Christ. He was the embodiment of grace. Embracing Him is the only way mankind can receive salvation." #jesus#salvation#graceabundant
Today has been a textbook Monday. Everything has been, just hard. After a mini mommy-meltdown, I decided I needed some fresh air. It only took about 10 seconds for my stress to melt away.
Guys, God is so good.
We blared the worship music all through the neighborhood and waved to neighbors, birds and squirrels.
Thank you, Lord, for Your abundant grace in all circumstances. I need You, oh how I need You.