We believe that God’s desire for each of us is that we grow and flourish in our relationship with Him, and that we become the best versions of ourselves. When this happens, everybody wins.
Our only job in the process of becoming the best version of ourselves is staying connected to God. We can do that in a number of ways, and that part is ours. We create the conditions for transformation to happen and God does the transforming work.
God’s plan is for our daily life to be given, guided, guarded, and energized by His grace. Our Father doesn’t just want us to be saved by grace – He wants us to live by grace. The only way to become the person God made us to be is to live with the Spirit of God flowing through us like a river of living water – not by following a bunch of rules or trying harder. Experiencing the flow of the Spirit is what makes us come alive, and when the Spirit flows in us, He gives us the power to become the person God designed us to be. When we open to God and make ourselves available to Him, God transforms us. Guaranteed.
As we go about our lives, we will either do things that open us to the Spirit’s influence or we will do things that close us off from the Spirit of God. So our hope is that everyone at Grace become more intentional about creating the kinds of conditions in our lives that help us deepen our growth and transformation in the following three areas:
1. Christ-likeness 2. Compassion 3. Community For resources in the three areas above please select the associated blue tabs above)
As you consider making a commitment to grow, click on each of the links above to discover some practical ways in which you can open yourself to God’s transforming grace and invite Him to show you the way.
Remember: transformation is a work of God’s Spirit, and our part is to put ourselves in a position to grow and to develop a plan to make ourselves available to the transforming Spirit of God.
As we seek to grow more and more like the one we follow, we hope you will join us. It is an adventure we can experience together and share with one another every step of the way.
Lent: A Season of Renewal
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SOLITUDE & SILENCE
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Spiritual Resources to Help You Grow in Your Faith View New Lift Fellowship’s Resources
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Ask God to bring people into your life who need compassion, right here, right now.
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