I’m a mess. I cry a lot, for no good reason. I put too much value in the opinion and approval of others. My gut reaction is more often discouragement and fear than joy and hope. All that to say, I don’t have it all together and I don’t have all the answers. But there’s beauty in the mess and brokenness, because it shows how in need I am of God’s grace, and it reminds me that the Lord is at work changing and growing me.
But the beauty of it is, I am not alone. Together as believers we are being remade whole, the image of God being renewed in us. I’ve learned over the years that we need the love, support, and accountability of the Body… it’s in relationship and community that we all grow. This family of believers is an integral part of God’s plan to create a people who glorify Him and make His name known.
Starting this blog is a bit terrifying for me. But I have to remember that He is the author of this story… the truth is His, and I just want to be a megaphone to proclaim it. He’s given me a heart to encourage, to disciple, to counsel, and to equip the church to minister to those in need. This blog will be honest and raw. I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but together we can think and process and pursue truth. We belong to the Lord, and He is making all things new.