The Microblog

Welcome to my microblog—home of my frequent and quite random granular thoughts. These posts are inherently incomplete and perhaps not fully explored. Feel free to engage me in the comments.

Are You Doing Well Apart from God?

Only a foolish knight would praise the thickness of his skin for keeping him unscathed in battle, rather than his armor. How awful would it be for that same knight, having become overconfident after his victory, to go into the next fight dressed only in cloth!...

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Does Worry Keep You from Prayer?

“And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground” (Luke 22:44 NASB). When we are stressed, our temptation is to be distracted from prayer. Notice that the greatest of agony made Christ pray even...

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God’s Smallest of Graces

With time and ingenuity, man can harvest the power of the wind, build mighty ships to sail across oceans, torch entire forests to smoldering ash, and even move the mountains. Despite this, there is one thing man can never do—change his own heart. For a sinner to...

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Have You Been Abandoned?

The more time you spend with someone, the greater the pain of separation. When you truly love someone, you naturally become excited upon hearing that you will be able to see them for a long time. What a great and glorious joy it is then, that Christ will never leave...

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Have You Ridiculed Others?

Christians have the greatest reason in the world to show dignity and respect to others, no matter how undeserving or different they are. It is abhorrent for a Christian to ridicule anybody—while we were living in guilt and shame, God was gracious to cover that shame...

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Does Your Ministry Feel Insignificant?

God is glorified by faithfulness, not talent. Even if the task of ministry set before you seems small, you may glorify God just as much as the next person insofar as you do it worshipfully and with joy. Even if your task is small, do not be deceived into thinking that...

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How One May Love in the Midst of Anger

Love is not provoked (1 Corinthians 13:5). Why is it so difficult, in a moment of anger, to speak kind words? After lashing out in fury, it is almost impossible to then turn around and say to a spouse, “I love you,” to a friend, “I value you,” or even to an enemy, “I...

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Do You Want to Be Heard First?

The voice that demands to be heard proceeds from the heart that desires to be worshipped. When you insist that others listen to you first, you claim to speak as God Himself, because you demand the reverence and respect only He deserves. Before you raise your voice in...

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Are You On Top of Things?

All of us, to a degree, desire to be in control of our lives. We like to be on top of things, and when we are not, we become anxious, confused, and angry. The more we seek this control, however, the less peace we have. We lack peace because we forget deadlines, we are...

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Searching for Good Things Where They May Not Be Found

Sin is often wrought from righteous desires. In wrath we may seek justice, in sloth we may seek peace, and in lust we may seek intimacy. We seek after these desires with sin, but sin never brings us what we need. See how all of these are satisfied in Christ, and turn...

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Sin Never Satisfies

Too often, we think we can entertain sinful thoughts without falling into the bigger sins they lead into. Deep down in our hearts, even as Christians, we love sin and think we can be satisfied by a mere taste of it. We reenact arguments in our minds or take a second...

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Masquerading Poison as Medicine

Just because a pill is hard to swallow, does not make it the right medication. Just because something is hard to accept, does not make it true, and it does not make it right to say.   Many of us think that, in order to be considered lovers of the truth, we must...

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Do You Take All Sin Seriously?

A weed sprout, and the full weed it grows into, are both the same plant. We tend to justify what we consider smaller sins by comparing them to what we could be doing instead. We feel justified in our envy because we are not thieves, in hatred because we are not...

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Hatred of Others is Hatred of God’s Mercy

When you harbor hatred in your heart toward someone, you despise God’s mercy—your heart proclaims to God that such a person is not worthy of His forgiveness. How arrogant, coming from the mind of a sinner saved by grace! When God decides to bless someone you curse,...

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Beholding the Greatness of God in all Circumstances

God’s greatness is the foundation of all joy. It is a great shame that we so often forget God, who is the source of all happiness, the moment happiness comes to us! God is so great that He is worthy of worship no matter our circumstance. Wherever we are in life,...

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The Perfect Father Who Hears our Cries

Nothing sends shivers down your spine quite like the sound of a child crying for help—especially if that child is your own. When a child is in danger, even bystanders will rush in to save him, but nobody will ever run faster than that child’s father. We who have put...

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