I am weak. My life is not Pinterest perfect, in fact, right now one would say it’s pretty messy. There is a lot of sin and suffering going on and God is peeling back so much of me to speak to my heart of hearts.
I was very inspired yesterday by the sermon preached by Drew Raynor, one of my new pastors at Harvest Church in Cary, NC. He preached on The Gospel. He said the Gospel can be summed up in the following three phrases:
“While I am weak, Jesus is strong.
While I am a sinner, Jesus is the Savior.
While I am a rebel, Jesus restores.”
He said that the beauty of the Gospel is that we don’t have to pretend to be strong anymore, for we never were. And that in our pretending to be strong, we are keeping God from being able to move and work in our lives and we are shadowing His glory.
This really struck me. I feel like most of my life I have worked so hard to be strong. To be the girl who works hard and has it all together, who isn’t phased or knocked down by the hard and painful pieces of life. But the truth is, I don’t. I am not in control of my life and I’m tired of fighting to be when that’s not my purpose. I want to learn to walk WITH God instead of fighting against Him to control areas of my life that I’ve convinced myself I can change.
So here I am. This isn’t going to be a blog about a perfect life, the perfect marriage or family, or the perfectly Pinterested/DIYed home.
This is gonna be about real life. The struggles. The hurts. The joys. The peace.
And most of all, the Savior.