Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
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- December 2021
Years ago, I started college in Alabama. The degree I chose forced me to transfer to a sister school in California for nine months. An East Coast native, I told God that I would never end up this far away from home again. As they say, man plans, and God laughs.
I realize that whatever I go through in my flesh is because Jesus is allowing me to experience challenges for my best good. He wants me to someday be like Him (1 John 3:2).
When we spend time in God’s Word and prayer, we shore up our harnesses to a Rock that will hold us steady when temptation blows in.
The peace, joy and strength of choosing to walk in His way, rest in His truth and experience and anticipate His abundant life is daily encouragement for the world-ravaged soul.
The “glad tidings and great joy” that Jesus brought, and the gifts He gives, transcend economic barriers and earthly status. When it comes to God’s love, we’re all on the same level. One way we can reflect His love to our communities is to give graciously and continuously, just like He does for us.
Troubles won’t last always, but when they come—and many will in these last days—look for the miracles and the opportunities to witness the work of our God. He is able, and He is mighty to save!
“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” What a wonderful promise God has given us.
After listening to Ndubuisi Nwade’s latest single, “The Lord Is Great,” a member of the Recording Academy expressed to Nwade how much he loved the song and informed him that it was being submitted for consideration to the Grammy Awards nominating committee.
We all may encounter self-doubts, whether via a thought-provoking book or another experience. But instead of focusing on our incomplete areas of healing, it is imperative that we continue accepting what God is accomplishing in and for us.
Want to grow closer to God in 2022? Here are some tips from Ricardo Bacchus, features editor of the Columbia Union Visitor.