Lately I have been meditating on Psalm 90:10, which explains, “The length of our days is seventy years or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble & sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.”
According to this verse, I have about 20-30 years, which I believe to be not very long. But rather than leading me to a depressive state, I found myself being more motivated to pursue what matters the most. What matters the most in life is to know God.
This is not the same as knowing a lot about God or doing things for Him because at the end of the day we may still not know Him very well. Knowing God requires striving to abide in His presence, dialoguing honestly with Him through His Word & prayer, and witnessing His power & grace in our lives. This is something that no one can do on our behalf. It has to be a personal one on one endeavor.
When we find ourselves in His glorious presence, this is when we become clear of who He is, who we are, and how we are to live & serve Him.
I think we often get ahead of God trying to figure things out when God is more than willing to let us know what’s in His heart when we continue to grow in our relationship with Him. Why would He keep that away from us?
We, therefore, must invest our time in knowing the One who created, saved & loves us. We will never regret it.
Updates & prayer concerns
This month, I had a couple of opportunities to preach. Once to a group of teenagers at a small town called Tandi, and also at our church on Christmas Eve. We are going to Tandi every month to share God’s Word. We are praying that our relationship with the teenagers will continue to deepen.
We have been mentoring a couple of Taiwanese young adults who have a heart for missions. We are truly encouraged & excited by them. Please pray that God will give them discernment to know His will for their lives.
Starting January I will be meeting with a college student weekly to help him with English, which is an answer to prayer because he will also help me with my Mandarin.
Our girls are on winter break. I got to take them to National Science & Technology Museum in Kaohsiung. Grateful to the Lord that we got to spend some quality time.
Jeanette’s father’s condition has been getting worse since she got there. For over a week he has been struggling with a viral infection. He is also suffering from liquid in his lungs, and having a hard time breathing. Please pray.