Dearest Partners in Grace, our Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Do you ever wonder how you’re going to keep yourself together, especially when you’re feeling overwhelmed with pressure or problems or people? With sadness or sickness or shame? With challenge or change? Do you ever wonder how you’re going to keep yourself from burning out? Keep yourself from stagnating? Keep yourself calm? Keep yourself strong?
I do. Sometimes.
And, then, as always, God reminds me of what He taught me so long ago, and what will bring Christ’s deep and powerful balance to my life: Live and Love – rest, work, play, act, react and interact – between (what I call) the Bookends of Faith!
“…apart from Me you can do nothing.
” John 15:5
“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.
” – Philippians 4:13
When I Live and Love in the truth of this first Bookend of Faith
, and in the outrageous humility it declares – that I can do absolutely nothing on my own apart from the gracious gift of life and breath that my Lord Jesus has given me – then, I Live and Love in the greatest freedom, wisdom and peace I could ever know and experience. Far greater than anything I could ever summon up by foolishly living as if, and believing, I’m in control!
And when I Live and Love in the truth of this second Bookend of Faith, and in the outrageous power it declares – that I can do (endure, face, walk through, forgive) absolutely everything through the eternal, unlimited strength of Almighty God – then, I Live and Love in the greatest freedom, courage and power I could ever know and experience. Far greater than anything I could ever summon up by trying to do things in my own strength – in my own frail, flawed and finite ways!
Choosing to Live and Love – rest, work, play, act, react and interact – between these Bookends of Faith brings God’s deep and powerful balance to our lives – to our minds, our bodies, our spirits and our relationships. And that is freedom…and that is joy!
Giving Thanks to Our Very BIG God
For the Very BIG Work He Allows Us To Do!
TBG is a small ministry. But! Our God is very BIG! All of us who serve via TBG know we are just little children of God. Still, our God is very BIG! And we are so thankful for everything our very BIG God is doing, and will yet do, through us as we minister with, and to, others whose lives – hearts, minds, spirits and relationships – need healing, encouragement, empowerment, renewal, freedom and transformation!
Our very BIG God has allowed us to be Christ’s ambassadors, speaking God’s Words of love, grace and truth into the lives of so many different people – through counseling relationships, through teaching/preaching at conferences, and through all our written materials, whether books, e-books or apps! We are humbled and thankful, and increasingly passionate, to serve as Christ’s vessels of hope and freedom, salvation and transformation throughout this world!
TBG is a small ministry. But! Our God is very BIG!
Join us in specific and very BIG ways!
Your support in Prayer and through your Financial Gifts allows us the freedom to continue to reach lives with the transforming grace and truth of our Lord Jesus Christ!
PRAY for us and with us! PRAY that together we will be powerful and true vessels of Christ’s love, hope and healing for this world!
HELP us by becoming a Partner in Grace – a PinG! Your financial gifts are tangible and practical confirmations that our God desires to keep on using TBG in the lives of so many people, in so many different places, within so many different circumstances.
HELP us by encouraging your friends, families and contacts – locally, nationally and internationally – to learn about the ministry of Transformed By Grace and to invite Sylane Mack to speak at their next event!
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Remember to join us on the 10th day of each month as we passionately PRAY for God’s life-giving, life-freeing, transforming work to be done in the lives of all with whom we minister – at conferences, counseling sessions, on corners and in coffee shops!
With much love, thankfulness and many prayers through our Lord Jesus Christ –
Sylane Mack – on behalf of the entire Board and Staff of Transformed by Grace!