“I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters.” —2 Corinthians 6:18 NIV

That idea . . . being sons and daughters of God. Can we even begin to understand the magnitude of such a thing?

Ever since I was a boy, I’ve viewed life as a big adventure. I couldn’t wait to finish school and begin my journey. My younger years were marked by late nights of dreaming and scheming with close friends. We would always dream big, knowing that we had a big God. We were fearless, and the word “impossible” wasn’t part of our language. We dreamed without limit, full of confidence in the God who fashioned us for such a time as this.

But then something changed. We grew up.

I watched as my friends went into the world to pursue their dreams . . . and their vision changed. I began to see something new in their eyes, something that wasn’t there before—fear. They became discouraged by the reality of life. Their sense of adventure was quickly disappearing, and they stopped dreaming.

God created us to dream. Eternity has been written on our hearts, and we were created to know its depths. This life in God is the ultimate adventure. The ultimate dive, if you will, into the Great Unknown. In God, every day is an adventure. We discover something new, and God constantly invites us to step out of our comfort zones and into the unknown.

I love the definition of adventure—an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience. There it is! In my opinion, that perfectly describes our life with God. Jesus told us there’s hardship and danger along the way. But there is also excitement.

Jesus came so we could experience life in its fullness. He didn’t give His life so we could play it safe. He died to give us the guts to do the impossible and fill our world with the hope, love, peace, justice, power, and adventure that come with the gospel. Every day should be an adventure!

Why the name Sons and Daughters? We believe the realization of who we are as sons and daughters is a central part of this journey in God. “The Son of God,” wrote C.S. Lewis, “became a man to make men sons of God.”

Jesus, our big brother, the perfect Son of God, has given us His Spirit to first transform our lives and then, ultimately, the world. The truth is, we will not experience the life God has for us until we align ourselves with this purpose.

Our hope is to create a community that challenges you to reawaken (or never lose) your childlike wonder. Impossible is a big word thrown around by small men and women. As we give God our everyday lives, even the apparently mundane holds unfathomable potential. But we must reject the fears that would hold us back and have the courage to move forward in this great adventure.

We will have many different voices on Sons and Daughters, but there will be four consistent ones: Addison, Juli, Alec, and myself. Each week you’ll hear from one of us. We’re also going to bring other phenomenal people into this mix. There’s going to be all different types of posts (you never know what you’re going to get with Alec), so be sure to subscribe. We’re going to cover a variety of topics that will help you both practically and spiritually.

Look, I’ll be the first to admit I haven’t done everything right. I’ve made mistakes and have had opportunities for regret. But I thank God for the people who have been a voice in my life. They remind me of who I am. They rekindle my sense of adventure and open my eyes to new possibilities. Sometimes we just need an outside perspective to get us out of our own heads.

We want to be a voice for you. I hope that you will learn from our mistakes and leverage our triumphs. Our goal is for you to go further than us, fully alive in this God-adventure.

Our world needs to see more—and if you step into who you are as a Son or Daughter of God, they will see His nature revealed through you. We are the light of the world, and it’s about time we started embracing that calling. May this generation be known for signs and wonders. For justice and mercy. For truth and grace. For adventure and fearlessness.

May we be known as Sons and Daughters.

 

*Filmed at Till Kitchen.

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39 Comments

  1. Brandi Squires

    I love that! We need to get our sense of adventure back! That really resonated with me. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I thank you guys so much for your heart ♥️ chasing God. And also sharing your vision and that you give us an opportunity to talk about things we are going through. That is amazing. I loved the fact when you talked about to go on a journey with God together. That’s exactly it! We as this young generation following and chasing TOGETHER the heart of God.

  3. Brittny Pauls

    This website was an answer to my prayer. I found out about it while listening to the messenger podcast and I immediately needed to look it up. God has been speaking tome about my calling and what the site represents is everything He has told me. I’m so excited to learn a lot from people who are on the same journey I am but that are a bit further on the path. I look forward to reading all the posts this site has to offer. As well, are questions acceptable in the comment area? Or should I refrain any questions I have?

    • Arden Bevere

      Hey Brittny! So happy you found it as well, you are welcome to ask questions and we will try to answer them

  4. Amen. So good. Thank you so much for this and thank God for using y’all to spread the Word of God and for making Him known.

  5. Kevin Oscar

    “Reawaken or never lose your childlike wonder” this just blessed me. This is really awesome.

  6. Love the heart of this! God is so good! Praying many hearts will be awaken and children fighting for their identity in Christ.

  7. Christianna weaver

    I think a great topic to talk on would be “how to not compromise biblical standards and righteousness.” We can be in the world but not have to lower our standards for it. I love how Jesus always met people where they were at, but never lowered his standards to reach the world.

  8. Daniel Blagrove

    Love the vision behind this! What stood out to me were the words “We will not experience the life God has for us until we align ourselves with this [His] purpose.” – couldn’t be more true! I’d love to know what steps should be taken in order to start this adventure, if we haven’t already?

  9. I thank God for what He is doing and still to do through this,lives will be changed because of this.This is so good and cannot for more!

  10. This is so cool! Looking forward to what God makes out of this community!

  11. Woow!! I can’t find words to explain how excited and happy am I for all of this. It’s so deep and attractive and so great! I want to be part of this!
    Thank you!

  12. Leanndra Foster

    What an encouraging word!!! It’s exactly what this generation needs to hear!! Can’t wait for the next post!!! Bring it on Beveres!

  13. This resonates so much within me. I need this and have needed to hear this kind of message into my life everyday but more so recently. Thank you for making this possible, as we could never have enough encouragement. I love this, and look forward in hearing more. I’ve always known that as God’s daughter, I have worth and value and that’s major in my identity as a woman of God and in the world. I just watched the video and read the message and it could not have been a better time fir this. I would like to ask you to please pray for me since times have been hard, but my hope like a glimmer is strengthening. Thank you again! Can’t wait to hear more.

  14. Theresa Smitha

    I am so enjoying this post.! Lisa Bevere your messages helped me in my newly wed life. To know my position and my importance in marriage and to embrace what God has planned for me.! Love you from the core.! I have been living this life and I totally agree with this post. It’s risky yet exciting to live life as a daughter of God having so many spiritual Mothers and Fathers and Brothers and Sisters just helps a lot to hold on tight and never give up.!

  15. Arayna Sullivan

    This is exactly what I need right now. Thank you thank you thank you! 🙂

  16. Ray Anthony Clark

    I love this!

  17. Excited for this!

  18. My life took a major turn this summer when finding my 43 year old healthy husband dead in the bottom of my shower this summer. That day changed my life forever. God landed like a plan on my heart and a fire started burning inside like never before. For 5 days preparing for his service my church family and extended church family believed with me for resurrection life to happen. The Lord gave me an assignment each day. Day 1 Get your hopes up! Day 2 persistent widow! Day 3 authority! Day 4 Love! Over 800 people showed up for my husbands celebration service. Most hoping to see a Lazarus moment. We believed for a miracle but had decided in my heart either way glory would be given to my heavenly father. Oswald chambers said, “The root of all evil is the suspicion that God is not good.” It was my mission to show that even in death their is still goodness. His glory was present in the service. We believed the faith to raise the dead was there but it wasn’t God’s plan. We were all praying for resurrection life and we were the ones that ended up waking up. For me it feels like I’ve been preparing my whole life for this moment. My dreams all came true and now God has new dreams he wants me. This site is what my journey is all about now. What you are talking about is what the Holy Spirit has been dropping into my heart as well. The tide is rising and it’s time for the sons and daughter to rise up with it. The Sunday after the service my niece gave me girls with swords. And it was prophetic for me and life changing. I’m reading more of your mothers books and it truly feels like they were written for me for my future destiny. Only God know but I’m asking and learning to listen to his whisper like never before. Heaven come and reign in me. We are children of the king. Let’s start walking in our destiny. With humble confidence proud of the God we serve and the amazing fearless journey he will take us on if we are willing. Can’t wait to see what’s next o. this site. Thank you for your obedience!!

  19. Leah Kirksey

    This is great! May I ask what age group you are trying to reach out to the most, if any? We deal with teenagers a lot as youth Pastors and parents, and are still in our 30s ourselves.

  20. Wow, I got so many wonderful chills while reading what Arden had to say, and listening to what everyone spoke about! This moment couldn’t have come at a better time for our generation! Everyone needs to know that God is FOR us, and His children Can come together for His glory, and empower others to embrace the adventurous life we have been blessed with! Thank y’all so much for moving on this movement and making it happen! God is working through us, so let’s make Him proud and embrace His love for us as Sons/Daughters for our Lord!!

  21. Power packed message! This is so needed for our generation. Our generation has confused adventure with settling at times, when God is calling us to the adventure of trusting Him! He’s called us to dream with Him! His plans for us are BIG and when we can align our dreams and thinking with his… worlds become changed for His glory!! God never calls us to mediocrity, but calls us to higher and greater. We just need to stop answering the phone when mediocrity calls 😊 I am so excited about this and also so grateful!

  22. Loving the adventure!

  23. I absolutely LOVE this. Thank you for creating this and walking in obedience. There is such a need for people, for believers, to have a space where they can see and experience what it means to truly live an adventure with God. I’m excited for what is to come!

  24. Margeline Voltaire

    Hey team! I personally think it’s awesome that you’re starting a movement such as this! I agree that changing the world begins with knowing who you are: Son/Daughter of God. However I know for me, I find it sometimes hard to see God as a “Father” because I didn’t have that type of role model growing up. And as I’m getting older, I’m realizing what an impact that has had on me. Someone said that our natural born parents are only a “glimpse” of parenthood. I didn’t have that “glimpse”. I’m finding it hard to “be” a daughter of God. Can you guys talk about being a son and daughter of God in a primarily fatherless generation?

    Thanks and I can’t wait to see what else you guys have in store!

  25. My heart has been craving for something like this for so long. I have been praying for a place to connect with people that are close to my age, with the like vision and fire to do and bring His work here to earth. I’m so excited for this, I can’t stop myself from crying while I’m writing this. The Lord has answered my prayers, and I’m so happy.

  26. This generation needs His voice and light! Thank you for carrying it ✨💕

  27. This is soo amazing!! So glad you guys are starting with this! I absolutely can’t wait for what’s next!

  28. Aimee Julia

    This is amazing!

  29. Generationcity

    We are following as a youth group! Excited to see what is to come!

  30. An epic journey begins with a single step. So many people in this generation will be awakened through this. Keep pressing on…

  31. Oh my gosh!!!! This is amazing!!!!! #sons&daughters

  32. This is so good. SO excited and expectant for what God is going to do through this!!

  33. Dude! This is dope!

  34. YES! This is awesome!! Can’t wait for next week’s post!

  35. Ya’ll! I’m so excited for this ministry! I can’t wait to see how you the tough topics of our generation. Thank you so much for doing this!

  36. Wow so good! I’m so excited for this! Cannot wait for next week.

  37. bherzogchanning

    SO GOOD! I am already so excited to see next week’s post 🙂

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