For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. John 3:16-21
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
WELCOME to Graced Acres!
So, what’s this website about?
The main goal of this website is to TESTIFY to the unwavering Love, steadfast Forgiveness, abundant Mercy, and perfect Holiness of God, (Yah, Yahweh, YHWH, our Father in Heaven, The Almighty, Abba, our Creator).
This Love, Mercy, Forgiveness, and Holiness is all a part of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Yeshua Hamashiach). For within this Gospel (Good News), we find all the Truth we’ll ever truly need. The Gospel is the Light that destroys the darkness.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the ONLY remedy for the gaping holes in our hearts and the emptiness in our souls.
Jesus Christ IS the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
This website is NOT intended to be a Bible tutorial. I’m far from qualified to teach. The Holy Spirit should be our primary teacher.
Although I’m being called to share and minister specifically to girls and women, I hope this website blesses anyone who stumbles upon it. Although it’s about Our Messiah and not me; I hope my failures and victories may help anyone who’s feeling isolated and condemned.
This is NOT a religious website. Following Jesus Christ isn’t some man-made religion, it’s a divinely orchestrated personal relationship that He offers to ANYONE who chooses Him.
Although I can speak fluent jibber-jabber, I’m still learning Christianese, so you won’t find poetic dissertations delivered in fluent Christianese…or Greek…or Hebrew. Some days I have difficulty speaking my own English language. 😉
Negative on the political realm too. I don’t place my trust or faith in any man; ONLY JESUS. Sure, I have my opinions and preferences, however, politics mixes with Christianity like gasoline mixes with fire. Mixing politics with Christ usually creates division rather than unity. Jesus said to give that which belongs to Caesar (anything other than God), to Caesar; and to give that which belongs to God; to God, (Mark 12:17). I apply Jesus’s commands to all facets of life.
No thanks on the denominational labels as well. This isn’t Hebrew roots, Torah observant, Messianic Judaism, Baptist, Calvinist, New Apostolic, Lutheran, blah blah blah…. I have, however, been called a bible thumping Jesus freak. I’ll accept that label. 🙂
A follower of Jesus Christ is the only “identity” I desire. The narrow and straight path is the one I want to walk upon. I desire to serve the One who created the universe; the One who gave His Life and died on a wooden cross to save my soul from eternal damnation. He Loved me that much! And He Loves YOU that much. This website is one small way of serving and Glorifying Him.
Again, I don’t know enough to teach anything; nor do I have AUTHORITY to do so (1 Timothy 2:12). I seek guidance in ALL of the Bible; and that includes the Torah, the Old Testament and even some of the books in the Apocrypha. I believe that every word in the Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit. Men’s hands were the tools used by God to inscribe His Word.
I appreciate commentaries, especially those of the old school, Puritan mindsets. However, I strive to make the Bible…Sola Scriptura…God’s Word…the Doctrine of Jesus Christ…the foundation of my life. I’m eager to learn more, and gladly accept Godly correction.
God doesn’t call the equipped. Jesus didn’t come to heal the healthy, nor did He come to save the righteous.
God equips the called. Jesus heals the sick and He frees those who are bound by sin.
I’m no authority, nor am I worthy. None of us are, however, that’s something we all need to discover for ourselves. In fact, the more I learn, the more I realize how ignorant I am.
However, I’ve been given this mission. If I can help just one precious soul realize that they were CREATED in the image of God and that Jesus is THE Answer, then I’ve done what I’ve been created to do.
This website is not designed to be popular, make money, be politically correct, nor will it tickle the ears of the masses. It’s not designed to offend, and I hope it doesn’t; but most likely it will. The world hates Jesus and those who truly follow Him.
We all have unique experiences, gifts, insight and therefore unique testimonies. My personal testimony is no more important or profound than yours…or his…or hers. My personal experience may be of no interest to you and my insight may not your cup of tea…. and that’s okay. I’m just doing what I’m divinely led to do.
Some puzzle pieces in the Body of Christ are more irregularly shaped than others, but they fit nonetheless! 🙂
So, in a nutshell, this website is all about Victory in Jesus Christ. And in order to have a victory, one must’ve battled, right? There’s some ugly war wounds concerning this personal walk; and that’s okay too. Jesus takes the unclean and makes it clean.
Nobody is too far gone for Jesus…No matter what you’ve done, it’s never too late to turn your life over to Him.
Following the narrow path that Jesus Christ teaches, isn’t easy; but the rewards are beyond measure. My desire is to encourage & edify, but also warn others about the dangers of following the deceptive teachings of man that lead to the broad paths of destruction. God has brought me through painful, hopeless and dark wildernesses; to shine HIS light, Glorify HIM and to help others in the process.
So, in summary; this is about testimony, exhortation, commentary, encouragement, ministering and admonition. Please know, admonishment is not the same as condemning or shaming. Neither is it vain self-deprecation.
This is ALL for HIS GLORY. For in my weakness, He is my Rock. His Grace is sufficient.
Jesus has given a command for His followers:
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20.
My other, less important topics to share may include gardening, homesteading, art and food.
Speaking of food, here’s a super simple recipe that a friend in Christ shared with me:
Confess your sin.
Read your Bible.
Obey your Bible.
Like it’s author, this website is an imperfect, continuous work and reworking in progress, so please check back from time to time for updates. Thanks for visiting!