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Family’s kind of a big deal. (Major understatement.)
God’s favorite way to convey His love for us is through family metaphors: bride of Christ, sons and daughters, firstborn of all creation, prodigal son, brother and sisters in Christ...you get the idea.
But doing family well is hard. And, sadly, pain and brokenness are often the prevailing family narratives, which can make it difficult for us to see God in our mess.
I’m blessed with amazing parents, but my family is far from perfect. My mom likes to say the goal is “well done” not “perfectly done.” And that mentality has helped us navigate challenging seasons.
Over the years, a lot of people have asked questions about my family. Things like: —What’s it like to be the son of such amazing people?
—How have you been able to work with your family for almost fifteen years?
—What are you doing to build godly legacy in your own marriage and family? (Juli and I are at 11 years and four kids. 🙂)
—And the one I hear the most: What did your parents do to encourage all of you Bevere boys to love and serve God?
Honestly, I dislike social media because I’m extremely private, but some of my friends have convinced me that I need to start doing #familyfriday posts to share things that I've learned (and am learning) about being a husband, dad, son, and brother.
I want to see families flourish—up, down, and across generational lines—so, take a moment to comment or DM me if there’s something specific that you’d like me to share about and be on the lookout for #familyfriday posts.
120301 day ago
HBD, Momma Lioness!
Let’s make lots of jokes about Dad being in his 60s and so much older than you.
Your boys love you!!
89801 week ago
Dad!! It’s the big 6 0!
As I look back over your life, I see it in terms of decades. In your 20s you served and learned (and had some kiddos). In your 30s you founded Messenger and started writing and traveling all over the world. Your 40s brought a big move to Colorado and the challenge of teenagers. In your 50s God opened the nations while bringing you through a beautiful and difficult season of unmaking for the sake of legacy. And now, you enter your 60s, a decade that I believe will be marked by L E G A C Y and signs & wonders.
Dad, I’ve never been more proud to be your son. Your humility toward man and dependence on God inspire me, and I cannot wait to see where God takes you in the years ahead.
Thank you for your life of obedience. I am one of the millions who have been profoundly impacted by who you are.
160001 week ago
Happy 30, my love!
It’s hard to wrap my head around everything that happened over this last decade.
You began your 20s with a pregnancy, a new life, and not a small amount of trepidation. But over these last ten years, I’ve watched you find yourself and lay down your life in profound and beautiful ways.
Your spirit and love bring me out of the shadows, and I cannot wait to see how your 30s will add to your already overflowing measure of grace and wisdom.
Love you forever and always!
Word of the decade: J O Y! 😉
92302 weeks ago
Happy Mother’s Day to the women who’ve taught me to love by loving me the best.
78501 month ago
Pancake breakfast with the man who made me a brother 30 years ago.
@austinbevere, ever since the day you were born, my world has been a better place. You are brilliant, witty & godly. And you are also a man who does hard things and is unwilling to settle for easy answers.
You’ve toiled the ground in your 20s, and I believe your 30s will be marked by a harvest of peace, purpose, and promise.
Thank you for being my brother and making me a better person. I wouldn’t be who I am today without your voice and presence in my life.
Happy birthday, bro!
95402 months ago
So much fun being part of the #hearinggod course! Here’s a short clip on navigating big decisions. (That’s @johnbevere’s voice in the background 😂.)
59602 months ago
I love doing life with this woman!
Seriously, I was up most of last night thinking about @juliannabevere. Truth be told the insomnia was likely a combination of jet lag and my fear that we’d sleep through the alarm and miss our early flight home. Regardless of its cause, my sleeplessness certainly awakened a profound awareness of the Sleeping Beauty lying next to me, and for that I am grateful.
As we travel back to Colorado, we carry a renewed sense of purpose and promise. A sense that God is inviting us to see our everyday lives—and the meaning and opportunity they hold—with new eyes.
To our Swedish family, you are like a dream. Our time with you always seems to speak to and awaken the eternity in our hearts. Thank you for everything!
Onward and upward we go.
90103 months ago
Shared a bit with our team about why it’s so important to get your asks in shape. Trust me, your future self will thank you for doing this. 😂💪🏽 The link for the full post and video is in my bio.
16203 months ago
One week ago this little guy had a seizure in his mom’s arms and became unresponsive.
One week ago the nurses exhausted his body with all sorts of tests.
One week ago we didn’t know what was wrong or why any of this was happening.
One week ago we were miraculously discharged after only a few hours in the ER and lots of prayer.
This last week has been terrible and wonderful: sleepless nights, family worship sessions, intercession, disinfectants, and beautiful support from family and friends—the kind of support that helps you take a deep breath and live beyond the moment.
Regardless of what this week throws at you, know that 1.) God is faithful, 2.) He is fighting for you, 3.) and by His grace, ANY attack will bolster your strength and fuel your faith. “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. . . . Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” (Psalm 90:12, 14 ESV)
165903 months ago
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.👌🏽
71905 months 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
88005 months 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
106605 months 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.
142506 months 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.
52506 months 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.