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“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8–9. When Things Don’t Turn Out How You Expect Have you ever prayed and felt like God was going to give you exactly what you wanted? Yeah. Me too. I’ve been crushed. I cried out to God and said, “Why is this happening to me?” “What are You trying to do?” In those moments of hopelessness, I wipe away my tears and decide to speak…

Once upon a time, a long, long, time ago there was a King and Queen who ruled over a distant land. Each day the queen would ask a magic mirror, “Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the fairest of them all?” One morning, her magic mirror replied, “You, my queen, are fair; it’s true, but Snow White is even fairer than you.” Rage filled the Queen’s heart and she conspired to kill Snow White on account of her beauty. Image and beauty governed this Queen’s life and it led to her demise. This fairy tale explains the realistic struggles of a…

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple. Psalm 27:4. I have been looking forward to Sunday’s service all week. I love my alone time with God, but there is also something so precious about being with the body of Christ. I am strengthened when I worship next to fellow believers; their faith is infectious and encouraging. Today, I want to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone,…