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Get Your Mind Right

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” (Col. 3:1-2)

Let’s face it, the COVID-19 pandemic has likely led to a complete reshuffling of the priorities in your life. The question is, did your focus merely shift from one set of earthly diversions to another, or has it led you to set your mind on the things that are above?
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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…)