Hi! I’m Carrie Lloyd Shaw,
Christian | Wife + Mum | Blogger | Muser | Grace-Lover

The Christian journey is the journey of a lifetime, beginning with the simple confession of faith in the saving work of Jesus and a commitment to a life spent following him. It’s a journey of unknowns, of constant learning and growing, as we find ourselves led deeper and deeper into relationship with the Father, His Son and the Spirit. Jesus hasn’t promised such a journey will be easy, as many Christians can attest, but he has promised to be with us always.

My own Christian journey began at 16; enthusiastically, perhaps overly zealous and somewhat underequipped in grace, but with genuine sincerity, nonetheless, to follow Jesus. Marriage, children, life changes, relocations, heartbreak, disappointment, career moves, and successes and failures since then have all contributed to a deeper awareness that the Christian life is perhaps less about the destination itself but more about the journey.

It’s in the journey of life that our Christian character is formed and developed. The end of that journey will simply be the revealing of our character. This Christian life is learning to trust and walk alongside God, with our doubts and our faith hand-in-hand, untroubled by what we don’t yet know simply because of what we do know. That the same Spirit that rose Jesus from the dead lives in us. As Paul the Apostle was able to say: “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances…for I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

  I’m learning to be unafraid to engage with all my senses. I’m confident that the Spirit will lead me in all truth and that the important things God wishes me to know, He will make known. I’ve also chosen to abandon a rigid denominational position, from which there is no possible room to move or breathe and allow my questions and convictions to sit in tension with one another while my Christian life continues to grow and deepen.

A Bible verse that particularly speaks to my heart in this regard is Proverbs 4:18: “But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn that shines brighter and brighter until the full day.” (NASB). Each day is a step forward, a step closer to the bright light of dawn; to the day when all God’s family will stand together, their gazes transfixed, at last, on the One who is the life and light of humanity.

You may be interested to know more about my personal beliefs. You can find a brief summary of these by clicking here. You’ll also find many of these beliefs further expanded on in my blog articles.

If you have any questions about any of these subjects or you’d like to chat about anything in particular, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and say hello. I also warmly welcome feedback, discussion (or disagreement!), either by commenting at the bottom of any article or by messaging me directly.

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All I have, because of Jesus.
All this promise, won for me.
When He paid the highest ransom,
once, for always, for my freedom.
I will boast in Christ alone.
His righteousness, not my own.
I will cling to Christ, my hope.
His mercy reigns, now and forever.

– Reuben Timothy Morgan / Scott Ross Ligertwood

Like DNA, a self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms, Christians hope that their Jesus-saturated culture will take root, thrive and replicate in the lives of all those who come into contact with them. We want the light of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ to shine brightly in and through us, for good, to the glory of God.

I hope to contribute to growing this Jesus-saturated culture by occupying just a little corner of the online space. I’m endeavouring to outwork my ‘mustard-seed faith’ through a life of intentionality: Christ-centred, spirit-led, and grace-soaked, and to inspire others to do the same.

I write about a broad range of biblical subjects, deeply rooted in and flowing from this focused centre; that “one man died for everyone.” I believe that it’s this truth about Jesus that makes our hope, as Christians, visible to others; as part of a collective world-wide community of faith – the universal church; gospel-called and gospel-commissioned people, living in the glorious light of Jesus Christ.

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