Thanksgiving Season (and new wallpaper!)

 
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It is that time again! A time to count our blessings and remember God's very good plan that always, always trumps our own. My family has been in a season of waiting and transitioning all at once, and this sense of uncertainty is making us cling on to Him all the more tightly. It is making us really examine what is important in life. And I find myself confessing that in the end, it is Him who I follow and no one else. And truly, there is nothing like witnessing God's work during these trying times so clearly, so clearly that you cannot deny His love for you. How can we not give thanks to a God who cares so personally and intimately!

The beauty of trials in a Christian's life is that only in retrospect can we fully appreciate their purpose. And it is undeniable that He indeed has made EVERYTHING beautiful in its time.

"He has made everything beautiful in its time." Ecclesiastes 3:11

 

I pray this Thanksgiving season is full of hope and gratitude for you and your loved ones. x

For His glory,

 

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SCRIPTURE WALLPAPER: A SEASON & A TIME

 
 

The colors and the verse here are so appropriate for my own life right now. As I have my own set of requests unto the Father, I simply (try my best to) wait still in gratitude, knowing His faithfulness and purposeful timing for His loved ones. I am confident in His plan for me, because I see the leaves changing colors without fail every year and I see seasons come and go like clockwork. That is design, and that is creation (Romans 1:20). I contribute nothing to these natural changes and us humans are quite powerless before the power of nature. And the very One who created and still sustains EVERYTHING around us makes a promise to His own. He has a plan.

Maybe you are rejoicing over answered prayers today. Maybe you've been praying and waiting for months or years for something near and dear to your heart. We all know disappointment and fear. But my sisters, if you are His and He is yours, unfulfilled desires are not meaningless. We have meaning—whether we know it or not currently—in everything we go through, and everything will work together for good (Romans 8:28). And "to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." (Ecclesiastes 3:1) Rest assured and have peace, and let those requests simply fall into God's hands. Whether they are to be materialized or not, He is taking care of us. So our disappointment must be temporary, but our joy, everlasting!

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1

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Every word of God proves true...

 
 

Just a thought I had, not just a thought but truth that is too simple to ignore. Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Just that. His Word is all we have and all we need to believe. No matter how corrupt the world gets and no matter how much pain sin will cause in our lifetime. God is good.

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Christ the Cornerstone (Passion Week)

“The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
this was the Lord's doing,
and it is marvelous in our eyes”

Mark 12:10

This week two thousand years ago, Jesus was rejected and killed. But Jesus rose again from the dead in three days (Easter) to be the "Cornerstone". He became the head of the Church, a chosen people for God's kingdom. He died for his own people and now sits at the right hand of God the Father.

This week is truly remarkable. Passion Week marks by far the most hopeful yet terrifying event in history. For us believers, this week is the reason we live with true joy and peace. For unbelievers, this week will be the reason they face eternal condemnation. Jesus came, my friends. He came to live a sinless life, die on the cross for our sin, reconcile us unto the Father, rise again from the dead, and now awaits God's sovereign timing to return again to judge the living and the dead. This is the reality.

As we reflect on this sweet yet urgent truth, my prayer is that we can reflect on how we have been living. Have I been obedient in loving God with all my heart and mind and soul? (Mark 12:30) Have I been proclaiming the Gospel to the lost? (Matthew 28:17-20) Have I been content and grateful wherever God has put me? (1 Thessalonians 5:18) Has my life been overflowing with joy and peace that God gifts to His children? (Romans 15:13)

My dear sisters, no matter where we are right now, no matter what we are facing, we can face tomorrow with the greatest hope a person can have—because Jesus lives.

 

God sent His son, they called Him Jesus
He came to love, heal, and forgive.
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, All fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

And then one day I'll cross the river,
I'll fight life's final war with pain.
And then as death gives way to victory,
I'll see the lights of glory and I'll know He lives.

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, All fear is gone!
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives!

 

 

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The Tongue

I was preparing a bible study on "proper speech" for our women's small group last week. The beauty of preparing a bible study lesson instead of just being on the receiving end, is that you have no choice but to meditate and research and study further into the key passage for many days. And every single time, the Spirit pulls out all the dirty laundry in my heart for me to see.

Several times a day and EVERY day of the week, I had to stop my speech or even a thought because it weighed on my conscience. What I'm about to say reflects the state of my heart...repeating that in my head over and over, I found myself holding my tongue way more often than I had in the past.