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We have a new key ring around here, if you know what I mean...... • • “Yes, I truly have reason to bless the Lord for abundant supplies; His treasury has been wide open to me, His riches have constantly outweighed my necessities. He has multiplied His mercies above all my desires.” -Susannah Spurgeon
“I am afflicted and in pain; let Your salvation, O God, set me on high! I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. When the humble see it they will be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive. For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise His own people who are prisoners.“ -Psalm 69:29-33 That last verse holds more weight for me than it ever has. But, more than that, as I read this passage this morning, I realized how appropriate and applicable it is for the current landscape of our national state of emergency and the worldwide pandemic called the coronavirus. So many words have been spilled on this topic and I don’t presume to add any additional wisdom to those of medical professionals, trusted church leaders, or those with greater insight than I into what is going on. I don’t know any of that. What I do know is that which I am compelled (and commanded) to say. So here I stand (sit), joining my voice with thousands of others by proclaiming what we pray and believe is more pleasing to the Lord than a sacrifice of ox or bulls, and that is this: God has not left the throne. He has not and will not ever abdicate. He faithfully remains in sovereign control over every molecule in this universe. Therefore, we have every reason to praise our God with a song and magnify Him with thanksgiving. We should let our hearts revive by commanding them to bless the Lord and forget not all His benefits (Psalm 103) because He hears the needy (spoiler: that’s us all the time, not just in a global crisis). He does not despise his people who are prisoners—whether imprisoned in a jail cell or in isolation or by physical ailments wracking their body. He does not despise His own people. Period. End of story. Christ’s blood is too precious for God to waste by despising those purchased and covered by it. Therefore: “Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them.” -Psalm 69:34 No caveats. No conditions. He is worthy.

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Not Quitting My Day Job

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“Lord of all being, throned afar
Thy glory flames from sun and star; center and soul of every sphere,
Yet to each loving heart how near!
Lord of all life, below, above,
Whose light is truth, whose warmth is love, before Thy ever-blazing throne
We ask no luster of our own.”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

It’s no secret I love reading, writing, missions, adoption, discipleship and a whole host of other things that I don’t deserve (Gloria Furman once told me, “Life outside of the Garden of Eden is a mercy from God”), but do you know how I fill my week days? Some of you might already know and the rest of you, well, I know you’ve been on pins and needles waiting to hear alllllll about it (please catch the sarcasm).  So wait no longer!

But really, I want to tell you about it.

I work for the amazing ministry that is Real Truth Matters, a nonprofit media ministry in Paducah, Ky., (holla) with the mission of pursuing the recovery of New Testament Christianity by pursuing Jesus Christ as the Gospel.

 

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God has blown my mind with His kindness in providing this dream job and I cannot (nor do I ever want to) get over His grace that He would not only save us but then turn around and use us in His grand plan of redemption across the nations.

My official title is assistant editor of RTM Magazine and, wow, do I love what I do. Basically my job description (in Sophie’s words) is to talk with believers around the world and write their stories before putting them in an interactive and semi-cool looking format.

Y’all, that’s my job. What. God is so kind. (He really does immeasurably more than all that we can ask, think or imagine.) Praise Him from whom all blessings flow like the mightiest waterfall.

RTM Magazine exists to equip, encourage, challenge and motivate Christ-followers around the world to a greater pursuit of Jesus Christ, who is the Gospel.

The newest mag has been downloaded in 44 countries so far and is available for {free} in the Apple Newsstand for iPads and in the Google Play store for Android. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think.

 

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In the July/August RTM Magazine find…

• Donald Whitney discusses his new book
• Read an exclusive interview with Revive Our Hearts Conference speakers
• Examine the prayer life of Jesus
• Get to know the man known as Praying Hyde
• Find three practical lessons on prayer
• Learn about an opportunity for missions in New York City
• Discover if God’s sovereignty contradicts our command to pray

Find these stories and more in the new {free} themed edition of the RTM Magazine.

“Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
Let Your glory be over all the earth!”
-Psalm 57:5

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