Today we have a special guest post from one of my dear friends here in Dallas, Vanessa from kelliandvanessa.com. I just LOVE Vanessa’s heart and her desire to help women…especially moms, pursue a life of love through the blog she co-founded with her friend, Kelli! Together, they inspire and encourage moms through personal stories and creative “faith-in-action” activities.
So here’s what I want you to do:
Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering.
Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. [Rom.12:1-2 MSG]
The one thing we can do right is to TEACH our children to hide God’s word in their hearts and to SHOW them how to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the people within our community.
Pain, suffering and hurt are no strangers to those right in our community. While we can not make the realities of this sinful world disappear, we can deliver a message of hope.
That God can restore brokenness, that He’s in the middle of the brokenness. So, it is imperative for our lives to do the good work, to get our hands dirty, let our hearts ache … when we’re in the middle of it it feels so right and that’s because it is. That is what He’s called us as believers to do. To extend ourselves to those who need us because in the end, we need them just as much. That’s where we SEE God in all His glory.
Brokenness & hurt surrounds you and your family, it’s forcing yourselves to see it. And when you’ve seen it, you’re responsible. We’re all responsible. So, what are we going to do about it? While we can’t make it go away, we can carry a message of hope with us … that the story truly does have a beautiful ending and it’s called redemption.
Make an effort as a family to not just show the love of Christ, let’s become it.
God has uniquely wired us for stories. They move us, inspire us and help us understand theological concepts on a deeper level. Starting today and running until the end of our #MadeforCommunity study, we invite you to share your stories of community and how God is moving through your #LoveGodGreatly groups on Instagram and Facebook using the #LoveGodGreatly and #LoveWritesABeautifulStory hashtags!!! If you need an example, make sure to check out Kelli and Vanessa’s Instagram page and read some of the inspiring stories they have shared!