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There are a lot of unknowns in this life. And when the hypotheticals and the “what-ifs” start swirling through my brain (read: attacking with the vengeance of a thousand Trojan fighters), this truth is put on repeat: “We don’t have grace for that yet.” God gives grace, sufficient, beautiful, breathtaking grace, for right now. This moment. Today. We don’t have grace for hypotheticals, because God doesn’t live in the realm of what-ifs. But, because He changes not, He will give the grace necessary for us to survive all the days He leads us into. When the what-ifs become reality or when the curveballs come, the grace we need to follow Christ also comes. Yes, there are a lot of unknowns in this life. And all of them are fully known by the grace-giving, covenant-keeping God who fully knows us and provides everything we need for every circumstance He ordains for His highest glory and our deepest joy. Because of the cross, we can now rest and rejoice in the middle of unknowns. We don’t have grace for those yet, but we have Him, and He will hold us fast. ❤️
“My hope lives not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died; my trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, He is my righteousness. My faith rests not upon what I am, or shall be, or feel, or know, but in what Christ is, in what He has done, and in what He is now doing for me.” -Charles Spurgeon

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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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