Can I tell you that I am closing the door on November with a heavy heart.
I would love to be able to tell you how grateful I am for how far I have come this year, and all God is doing in my life. But if I’m honest, life has been hard the last couple of years, and this month was especially rough.
As we move into the Christmas season, I have been reflecting a lot on Jesus. And I have spent a good deal of time in the book of John. John 1:14 says, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (NIV)
Grace and Truth
Grace and truth are two of the things that I cling to when the going gets rough.
I lean into the truth I can count on, because God’s Word is unchanging, even when it feels like my world is falling apart.
And I cling to God’s grace, because no matter how badly I mess things up, I know I can never out sin the grace of God.
Romans 8:1 says, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” That’s a truth we can count on, and grace we can cling to as children of God.
Which brings me to an exciting announcement!
I am one of the two new hosts for the Grace and Truth Link-up, which you can learn more about below.
For my first featured post, I have chosen Carlie’s post about the labels that we allow to define us. Carlie wasn’t afraid to get candid and share her heart in her post, and I could totally relate.
Carlie shares her struggle with where life has brought her this year as well. As I read her post it was like reading my own thoughts on the page. But she didn’t leave it at the struggle, she circled back around to Jesus. Because in the end, no matter how much we struggle, we can be thankful for who we are in Him. I highly encourage you to take a moment to hop over and check it out here.
Carlie, feel free to grab the button below and add it to your post so your readers can celebrate with you.
Now for this week’s link up! Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…
Grace & Truth exists to point people to Jesus! We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement every week. If you’re a blogger, we hope you’ll use this space as a way to meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader, we hope that you’ll encounter new bloggers that love Jesus as much as you do! Most of all, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.
Join us each Friday for the Grace and Truth Link-Up!
1.) Follow your hosts via their blog and/or social media channels. This is not mandatory, but appreciated!
2.) Leave 1-2 of your most recent Christian Living posts. Please do not link DIY, Crafts, Recipes, etc. Links of this kind will be deleted. We also reserve the right to delete posts that don’t align with the theme or that are deemed by the hostesses to be inappropriate.
3.) Visit 1-2 other links and leave a meaningful comment! We want to encourage community, so please don’t link and run!
4.) All links are randomly sorted – feel free to link as early or as late as you’d like. The playing field is even!
In order to be featured next week:
5.) Grab a button and/or link back to one of our hosts to encourage new linkers. This is not mandatory to participate, but is required to be featured.
6.) Each host will choose one blog to feature and promote via their social media channels next week.
7.) By linking up you agree to allow the hosts to use your featured post image if you are chosen as a feature for next week.