Framed by Grace: How the Father's Love Redeems Your Story
with Co-Speakers: Laura Acuna and Kim Hyland
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. ~2 Corinthians 4:7
Perfectionism and striving are a common theme in the lives of many Christian women. We’ve been forgiven and set free but too often find ourselves enslaved again by the law and “spiritual perfectionism.” Kim knows this theme well. For years, she embraced a try-hard life, but in His mercy God sabotaged her strategies. In the midst of brokenness and deep discouragement, He revealed His love and grace like she’d never known before and began to teach her the freeing lessons of grace.
As Kim shares her story, we’ll discover:
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. ~Psalm 139:16
There’s a reason our love for story is universal. We are made in the image of a storytelling God. God is the author of your story, and it is good and beautiful. But sometimes we get stuck on the difficult pages and chapters and allow them to define our story. Or we fail to see the unique beauty and redemption of our story because we get caught up in comparison.
In this session, we will consider
Everything that we have – right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start – comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. - 1 Corinthians 1:30
We are so hard on ourselves. We take on false beliefs, especially those related to negatives from our past, and operate as if they are truth. By doing so, we allow our ‘slates’ to be written upon with incorrect ideas of ourselves, of God, and of His intentions toward His children. As a result, we can be trapped in the debilitating cycle of shame and guilt.
This message, based on Laura’s testimony and the Word of God, will challenge and equip each woman to:
Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story. – Psalm 107:2
For so many of us, our story - particularly the difficult things that have happened in our past - bring us anything but peace. We may spend years running from or denying our story, but in doing that, we lock up a part of ourselves that needs to be understood and a testimony that needs to be heard. When we make peace with our unedited story, we discover that God is a redeemer, repairer and restorer of broken thinking, broken hearts and broken dreams.
Building on lessons from Session One, Laura will help women understand that:
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