One Pure and Holy Passion

Over the last several months, I’ve had glimmers of the memory of an old song I’d once heard and loved. I looked it up again a few weeks ago, and it has fast become one of my life anthems – a life purpose statement, if you will. I’d like to share it with you here.

Give me one pure and holy passion.
Give me one magnificent obsession.
Give me one glorious ambition for my life:
To know and follow hard after You.

To know and follow hard after You,
To grow as Your disciple in the...

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Great Expectations

Today I was listening to “The Voice of Truth” (Casting Crowns) – and it hit me. Some of the voices that have been calling out to me have been saying, “failure”. As I’ve set my eyes on man’s timing, I’ve been feeling a modicum of failure to meet expectations, to get to Japan in others’ timing, and more dominantly, in my own timing. But that’s not the Voice of Truth. The truth is that only Your timing matters. That I am a success because I’m following You. That You sing...

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God, I don’t know what You’re doing. We are all gung-ho to continue on in meeting with potential ministry partners in getting ready to go to Japan, and preparing for me to resign my job once we get to 75% of our monthly requirement. But at every turn this month You have set postponed and cancelled appointments, and people saying “wait”, in our path.

Lord God, the message seems very clear: “Wait on Me.”

Help me to trust You, I pray. I do trust You. Help me to be content with waiting. Help me…

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