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I’m single. I’m not writing that in desperation or ingratitude for the season I’m in, although that certainly hasn’t always been the case. And I realize others reading this may not be in the same stage of life. But the lessons I’ve learned in this waiting period are probably applicable to anybody, regardless of their relationship status. For years, I’ve been praying for God to bring “the one” into my life. Sometimes it’s been easy to wait, sometimes it’s been heartbreaking. I’ve been through the mind games of thinking I haven’t done enough to earn it, that I need to…

“But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” Genesis 50:20, KJV. The story of Joseph is one of the most well known accounts of scripture. If you are unfamiliar with Joseph’s life, I encourage you to take some time this week and read through Genesis chapter 37 to chapter 50. It is one of the most riveting stories I’ve read because it deals with the human condition and parallels many things I have experienced personally. Joseph’s life was fraught…

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.” Psalm 51:10-12 Renew – Restore – Uphold. These three words are lavished with peace and power. Do you remember how excited you were when you started living for God? I was fifteen-years-old when I received the Holy Ghost and I told everyone I could about the love of God; my friends, the barista at Starbucks,…