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2021/04/07

In His timing

When the disciples were with Jesus for the last time, they asked, ‘Master, are You going to restore the kingdom to Israel now? Is this the time?’ Jesus said, ‘You don’t get to know the time. Timing is the Father’s business.’ Acts 1:6-8 (https://bit.ly/2Q6go60)

It’s human to want to know WHEN things will go down. It makes us feel in control. Yet we can’t know for sure what will happen five days from now, or even five minutes from now. Only God knows. And there’s wisdom in trusting our never-late, right-on-time Heavenly Father with the WHEN of an unfolding future.

Proverbs 16:9 (https://bit.ly/2onzbsA)

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2021/03/24

WATCH YOUR REPLY

Proverbs 15:1(https://bit.ly/2XR2sLF) is so true!!

Going into an argument “all guns blazing” (going in full throttle with all your SHOUTING) may end in coming out second best. The loudest person doesn’t always win the argument. Or you win the argument, but lose some people along the way.

Reminds me of another saying: “you don’t need to attend every argument you have been invited to.” Wow!

Check out 1 Thessalonians 4:11(https://bit.ly/3qezQda) as well.

In conclusion,
a) It’s not always necessary to get involved!
b) But if God nudges you, you need to act for justice, do it with gentle answers!
c) Note: gentle doesn’t mean weak!

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#darrelhof

2021/03/17

OF SHELTER

Lockdown has been tough for most of us! We may be filled with anxiety. Or we may feel bored or restrained by being stuck inside.

Proverbs 18:10(https://bit.ly/2vdkuKy) brings us comfort.
I like it. We can call on God in our tough times.
The picture here us running into a safe place like a fort or a castle. We can go into God’s shelter and just be.

Maybe you’re emotionally or spiritually tired? Read this verse as Jesus inviting you to just come chill in His shelter, on the couch. No need for words. Just you resting with Him.

It’s possible, go for it!

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#darrelhof

2021/03/10

OF WORSHIP

Worship is a “dangerous” thing! Worship is a brave thing!
Okay, what do I mean by “dangerous”?

I remember this worship song by Hillsong United “To the ends of earth.
I really liked the song but thought, if God asked me to go to India or Moscow or something, would I really go?
If I am unsure, can I sing those lyrics? Then I read Ecclesiastes 5:1,2 (https://bit.ly/2NKIcfr).

I’ll let my words be few, so the words I do use, will mean the world to Him. Even standing in silence, in awe, is worship enough. I’d like to think that God would look into my heart and think: “This child of mine, loves me.

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