Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Year of the Bible
This inspired counsel has helped me safely navigate many storms and winds of doctrine that have buffeted the Remnant Church during my 45 years as a member and 20 as a pastor.
Although it has been a rough time for me, God gave me the strength to get through those times, and this verse has helped me a lot.
With current events unfolding in increasingly tragic ways, this verse remains a deeply concise picture of God’s love for us.
This verse reminds me of the runaway Cardinal chick and humanity. When we have needs, we cry out to God, and He answers us in His own time and way.
One morning, God stopped me with this verse: “Be still and know that I am God.” He said: Gabrielle. What’s your hurry? Why are you worried? I have you and your family in the palm of My hand. Be still and breathe. I have you.
All of my experiences, the good, the bad, the ugly and the dark, went into the making of the individual that is present today. God used it all to fashion someone who I believe is caring, thoughtful, kind and considerate.
This verse has made an impact in my life and in my heart. I still get upset at times, but in those moments, I hear a still, small voice telling me to love everyone I encounter.
Over the years, I have enjoyed running. And I’ve been reminded of this verse over and over: “Even youths grow tired and weary.”
This verse speaks to a specific challenge in my life that makes me feel weak at times.
Do we faithfully present truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?