addisonbevere Son. Husband. Father. Brother. COO of @messengerintl. Co-founder of @SonsandDaughterstv. I like words and what they create. ♛
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This man and his message are incredibly countercultural. And that’s one of the many reasons why I love @johnbevere!
It’s so tempting to exchange real intimacy for formulas and easy answers. But depth and understanding are formed in the struggle: the struggle to find our identity, purpose, community.
In this struggle, we really want to turn on God. To yell, “God, where are you?!” I’ve only been alive some 30+ years, but I’ve certainly had these moments. And looking back now, I think of them fondly. They made me dig deeper. They made me contextualize my faith, hope, and love. They invited me into an intimacy that deconstructs superficiality for the sake of meaningful connection.
If you find yourself wondering, “God, What in the World is Going On?!” then do yourself a favor, and get this book. If you can’t afford the book, send me an email and share a bit of your story. I am personally going to send ten copies of the book to people who can’t afford it right now. Much love!! #godwhereareyoubook
P.S. This Bible was sent to me by @carlos_abruptmedia. If you don’t have an ESV journaling Bible (they’re my favorite), I suggest that you treat yourself to one.👌🏽
648386 days ago
I’m pumped to tell y’all about something new from @sonsanddaughterstv: The RISE Covenant!! 🙌🏽📄 (This is a long caption, but it’s worth reading.)
The RISE Covenant (see the link in my bio) represents a collection of Sons & Daughters who believe there is a way of Being that stretches beyond the confines of watered-down religion and powerless sentiments. We are those who reject the idea that to be a child of God is a bland, boring assignment. We are people who defy limitation and who, by the power of God’s Spirit, RISE into the fullness of HIS design for our humanity. This is the life we were created to know. Anything else is mere existence.
@juliannabevere and I have brought our oldest kids, Asher and Sophia, into the conversation, inviting another generation of Sons & Daughters to the table. We’re talking about the meaning of covenant and why God works through it. We want our kids to see themselves the way God sees them, and we’re working with them—which isn’t always easy—to figure out what that means in light of the challenges and opportunities in their little worlds. They’re excited to add their names to this covenant . . . even at ages 9 & 7, they can sense they’re being called to something more.
If you’re a parent of Sons & Daughters, use this covenant language around the dinner table. Print it out. Discuss it. Wrestle with it. Maybe tweak the language a bit. Own it. Share it with your friends and invite them to RISE with you. Our hope is this covenant will help point all of us (young and old) toward the Romans 8 reality—the reality that all of creation longs for.
This journey of rising into everything God has for us starts with us BELIEVING in something more. Once we BELIEVE, we can BEGIN moving further up and further in. And once we BEGIN, we find ourselves BECOMING everything God speaks over us. So join us and sign the RISE Covenant (link in bio). Let’s do this.
P.S. The photo is from a RISE photoshoot that we did as team. Why? Well, I guess that’s what people do these days. 📷@agapehousestudio
846691 week ago
Within a few moments of the first note of the first song, I found tears flowing down my face. There was a stirring within—something that I can’t really put words to. But how fitting that this stirring should happen in the land of my ancestry.
The apostolic leaders here (Ps. Lirio & Ps. Santina)—along with their family, team, and fellow pastors—have created a culture that contends for radical kingdom transformation. It’s a beautiful thing to see God’s people fight for Italy—a land that overflows with remarkable culture, celebrated history, and divine destiny.
I am humbled and emboldened by my time in Palermo. And I thank all of my fellow Italians for awakening new hope and promise in me. As I peek into 2019, and the years beyond, I can’t help but sense that this is only the beginning . . .
P.S. I got to experience all of this with my favorite person (@juliannabevere) and alongside my favorite speakers (@lisabevere & @johnbevere). #lifeisgood#pdgconference#overflow#larivoluzionedelregno#paroladellagrazia
1046461 month ago
When Juli and I were first married, we dreamed about what it would be like to spend our 10-year anniversary in Italy. Today, less than two months removed from our 10th, we find ourselves braving back roads, exploring ruins, and eating way too much gelato—all while making new friends in Sicily.
Honestly, none of this happened the way we thought it would, but God had something much better in mind. I’m so thankful for a wife who dreams with me, a God who surprises me, and parents who generously love me.
Dream big, my friend. And don’t be surprised when God outdoes your dream. He’s rather fond of messing with our idea of what’s possible.
1409441 month ago
Ice cream date with my Lizzy. Just FYI, she recently decided that I’m the only one who can call her Lizzy. Everyone else has to call her Elizabeth.
511171 month ago
I can’t get over how beautiful this little lady is. Where has the time gone?
10 years, My Love.
10 years of daily I DOs.
10 years of surprising joys.
10 years of growing up together.
10 years of way too much coffee.
10 years of tears that water the soul.
10 years of learning never to say never.
10 years of waking up next to my best friend.
10 years of you teaching me how to be funny.
10 years of discovering the wonders of following God.
10 years of answered and soon-to-be-answered prayers.
10 years of you cleaning up our kids’ throw up . . . because I can’t.
10 years of trying to figure out the otherworldly color of your eyes.
10 years of wondering how you get more beautiful each year.
10 years (nearly) of pregnancies, diapers, and raising kids.
10 years of learning what it means to love completely.
10 years of the best years of my life . . . so far.
10 years of fighting with and for each other.
10 years of Pride and Prejudice references.
10 years of not enough flower deliveries.
10 years of reading each other’s books.
10 years of dancing in our kitchen.
10 years of being your prep chef.
10 years of singing off key.
10 years of being yours.
Today, I find myself 10 years closer to my goal of loving you for more than 80 years.
24281642 months ago
Apparently the youngest have to stick together . . . and match. Happy birthday, @beverearden! I am so glad that my little men get to look up to you. And, for the record, I don’t mind looking up to you either.
59253 months ago
A beautiful day that we’ll never forget. @jessicabevere, welcome to the family!
What an amazing #messengercup. So thankful for the extraordinary people who’ve become part of the #messengerfamily. We’re going to miss all of you!
Dad and mom, your vision and passion inspired all of us to go further than we’ve gone before. It was a year of new beginnings, and I’m expectant for what lies ahead.
My @messengerintl comrades, you were Levites this week. Thank you for pressing in and through. I wouldn’t want to do this with anyone else!
44265 months ago
Just a few days after his 27th birthday, @alec_b made it a proposal trifecta by dropping a knee for the woman who personifies strong silence. Ruth, there’s no question that you’ll be a pillar in the Bevere family for years to come. #engaged (See the engagement video in @alec_b’s feed.)
I have profound respect for the man behind this quote. @davidperkinskc and I met at a pool when I was 13, and his love for God and commitment to radical living helped shape the person I am today. So excited to speak alongside him and other amazing men and women at #esc18. Thanks @_jdsmall for pulling this all together. You’re a legend! (Check out @encounter_conference to learn more.)
Seventeen years ago (when I was 15), my dad dedicated the #undercoverbook to me. Reading this dedication now, I can’t help but think it was an act of faith. My dad’s description of me was a far cry from who I was in that season of my life. But isn’t that what leaders and parents are supposed to do? See things in us that we can’t yet see in ourselves . . .
I know there are a lot of people who have major authority/leadership issues. I get it—leaders are extremely imperfect. But God uses imperfect people to do a perfect work in our lives. I am so THANKFUL for the leaders who—through their strengths and weaknesses—have positioned me to do things I wouldn’t have done or go places I wouldn’t have gone. Leaders are supposed to be disruptive in our lives—it’s their modus operandi. Today I want to thank the leaders—you know who you are—who have been disruptive in my life.
The bottom-line is, God is all about people—even your crappy boss. This message will help you see God’s providence and faithfulness in the midst of the pain of your process. After all, any temporal struggle—and let’s be real, most of our struggles involve PEOPLE—can and will forge an eternal beauty in you. #liveundercover
If you have a hard time understanding God’s design for authority, do yourself a favor and pick up the #undercoverbook. Love you, @johnbevere, and I am so THANKFUL for you and your leadership!
674447 months ago
Had a lot of fun making this new piece with the team. What I’m about to write may seem counterintuitive, but generational honor is the key to accelerated learning and profound success. There’s a reason why “honor your parents” is the first of the Ten Commandments that deals with human-to-human interactions (it also comes with the promise of long life and favor). We STAND on our parents’ shoulders—to see further and go farther—when we HONOR them. Check out @sonsanddaughterstv.