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Season of Separation (Hosea 3:3)

“Then I told her, ‘You are to live with me many days; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate with any man, and I will live with you.’ (Hosea 3:3)

I’ve recently torn or severely sprained the MCL (medial collateral ligament) in both of my knees. In what some would call a series of “bad luck”, I first tore the MCL on my right knee, and then after over 2 months of healing, I immediately sprained the same ligament on my left knee the moment I went back to a sport I love doing.

Although being injured isn’t fun, I praise God because it has redirected my focus and given me more time and mindshare to study His Word and disciple my family, through a season in which my family (and I) need it the most.
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Call On Him (Psalm 145:18-20)

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.” (Psa. 145:18-20)

Psalm 145 has so many amazing truths, and the Lord spoke to me about many situations in my life throughout its different verses. It made it hard to pick just one to share some thoughts on today! That said, verses 18-20 reminds me of his faithfulness. (more…)

Royal and Rich (Psalm 113:7-9)

“He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes, with the princes of his people.” (Psa. 113:7-9)

The standards of this world define “success” as those who have fame, fortune, physical beauty, status, and control. Thank God that He doesn’t look at us in the same way that we often use to evaluate ourselves, but rather, He looks at our hearts! (1 Sam. 16:7) (more…)

Hidden in Our Hearts (Psalm 119:11)

The daily Bible verse I got on my phone app today is Psalm 119:11, which reads:

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

This is a perfect verse for me today, as I’ve been very conscious this week about maintaining my focus on the Lord since I’m leading worship this Sunday. Every day I know I should strive to keep my focus 100% on the Lord, but as I’ve mentioned before, it’s often more difficult for me during the times when I’m knowingly about to step out in faith and do something to share or spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. (more…)