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Why Is Waiting on God So Hard?

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“How long do I have to wait?” I asked myself this question every day. I had recently stopped working my job in the US because of an unexpected delay in my immigration paperwork, and had no idea when it would be resolved.

How God Used My Painful Experiences to Bless Others

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A few weeks ago, my Bible study group in church was reading Rick Warren’s book The Purpose Driven Life together. There was a section from the book that caught my attention.

Submission: A Blessing or Bane?

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I grew up in a very lenient family where my parents would give me advice, but let me make the final decision. As a result, I learned to pursue after my own interests, feelings, and dreams.

What Really Happens When You Give More Than You Receive

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We know this saying well: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35) But why? Isn’t that counter-intuitive? After all, when you give, you deplete your own resources—be it physical, monetary, or emotional.

ODJ: Blessed to be a Blessing

As a Chinese person, I celebrated my new year on February 8. During the special New Year season, I greeted people with these words among others: “gong xi fa cái” (happiness and prosperity) and “nián nián you yú” (a wish for abundance and surpluses)—extending blessings of good health, prosperity, success, and happiness. Jesus once described the kind of people God