Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Year of the Bible
Am I willing to give up my own desires, selfishness and pride and follow Christ? God promises that “it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure” (Phil. 2:13, KJV).
Never limit the potential of others by what you see on the surface, because our God makes big statements by getting the most from the least.
Grace happens when I feel a surge of honest joy that makes me glad to be alive in spite of valid reasons for feeling terrible. It happens when grace tells me I can be sure that my future is going to turn out better than I dare imagine. Grace gives me hope, and it happens on many layers of my life.
Many times throughout my life, I have followed these passages, and the Lord has led me in the right path.
My very existence is a testimony to the fact that with God all things are possible! What are you worried about today? Give it to Jesus.
A child trusts and believes until the sin of the world—through experiences and hurt—destroys that trust. Only Jesus can restore our childlike faith and hope.
God sees all our needs and supplies them. My Strength restores my soul and energy. My Song puts a tune in my heart to rejoice in Him during stormy situations.
You can be the one through whom God changes the course of the world. Through the annals of time, shining examples of people were used by God for that exact purpose. Today, the same voice that spoke to Isaiah can be heard saying, “Whom shall I send?
Jesus’ teaching in John 15:1 illustrates our dependence on Him: “I am the true vine,” He says. How often have we tried to be the vine, but produced sour grapes—the ugly works of the flesh?
It seems as if the jungle, the mountains and rural areas are favorite destinations to send new ministers. I was no exception. My first district was in the deep forest of Nicaragua, surrounded by rushing rivers and deep lagoons. Our congregations resided in small communities nestled around these lagoons. Ninety percent of travel between them was by river, so we used an outboard motorboat to carry out pastoral work.