“God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” (Mark Batterson) Whether He is calling young hands to beautify furniture into works of art, or friends to support our team through seemingly small acts of cleaning…all answers to His calling have allowed for continued steps forward to our home opening. God has called many to the doorstep of Elevate’s home and we are grateful for the callings each person has answered. Each act has been done with such grace… we are blessed. Now, we pray for those called to take on significant roles as we open doors – both in the home, and outside the home – to further Elevate’s vision with success.
When we are hurt by another, to “strike back” can be a natural instinct. As a follower of Christ we are called to “seek peace and pursue it.” The leaders on our board have all experienced hurt in different ways, but are seeking peace in their stories by choosing to elevate others, and walk alongside them in their hurts. Peace is not an easy road to achieve for every story, but it is a Christ-calling, and a calling that we desire to live out and encourage for each young mom and her family we meet.
“We love because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19 ESV) “Everything we are, and everything we are able to do, is because of God.” (Do Not Depart) We are called to love, and show God’s love in our every action. Not to judge, not to hurt, but to be kind and show gentleness. We are human, we will make mistakes, but through Him we can be empowered to love as He loves, seek forgiveness when we misstep… and above all receive His grace, and give His grace in return. Elevatehopehouse.org
Happy Birthday to our Programs Director, Shelly!! Shelly, you were one of our very first believers to commit to our mission and join a Board of Directors without truly knowing the ride you were about to agree to! Your faithfulness to the Father, and deep trust in Him with every aspect of your life is inspiring to all who know you. We are so thankful you are apart of our organization. Blessings on your birthday!