So you’ve been a Christian long enough to know the “right” answers to the Sunday School questions. But do you ever wonder what the gospel has to do with everyday life—the irritating boss, the snub of a friend, the disconnect between spouses, or the difficulty of saying “no” when it means risking disapproval? What about the not so everyday—the child overwhelmed by anxiety, the husband who no longer wants to stay married, the daughter who says she hates her life, the wife who recognizes she’s being abused, or the relationship that seems broken beyond repair?
Is the gospel merely for eternity? Does it not also have radical implications for the here and now of our everyday lives? At Restore Ministries, we believe the answer is a resounding “yes”. This belief is the foundation of our work with men, women and children. The gospel forms our perspective of life—it’s beauty and it’s brokenness. It provides our desire and our power for change. We don’t seek to live differently to gain God’s favor. We seek change because as believers, whether we live in the felt reality of it or not, we already have God’s favor—and we didn’t earn it, nor can we lose it. This grace is offensive to the proud, to the one who believes he can or should “have it all together”. But to those of us who, like the apostle Paul, need a radical rescue from trying harder, the gospel of grace is freedom and hope.
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your life— your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around-life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him.” Romans 12:1-2 (MSG)
Restore Ministries offers counseling for men, women, children/teens, and college students. Our offices are located in Birmingham, AL but we also offer phone/Skype sessions for those who may live outside of our city. Please see our website for more information on how to schedule an appointment or to hear about more of the resources Restore Ministries has to offer.