Presidential Blessing: November 3, 2018

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Presidential Blessing: November 3, 2018
God’s Promises Are Real!
Greetings from Columbia, MD, NAD Yearend Meeting! God is blessing His church throughout this vast division of ours - there is no doubt about that. However, sometimes we are tempted to focus on the challenges that we are facing and/or on those which seem to be coming our direction. So, when it happens… we should repeat God’s promises:
  • “Let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me." (Isa. 27:5 KJV)
  • “…for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.” (Zech. 2:8 NASB)
  • “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” (Matt. 21:22 NKJV)
  • “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.” (John 6:37 ESV)
  • “Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you.” (Heb. 13:5b NIV)
  • “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” (I Peter 5:7 NLT)
This morning, I found comfort, protection, and confidence in God’s leadership, again. As we mediate on the words of the quotation below, let’s ask ourselves only one question: Who is still in charge of the universe, the church, and our lives?
"Be simplehearted enough to believe these promises of God. When Satan comes to you, and tells you that because you are unhappy, perplexed, and troubled you are not a child of God, do not become discouraged for one moment, but gird up the loins of your mind. Let your heart repose in God. He has promised that if you come to Him, you shall find rest to your soul; and if you have done this, rest assured that He will fulfill His word in you....” EGW, That I May Know Him, 245.
Please, let’s pray for our BC Conference Youth Retreat, Search & Rescue, at Camp Hope next weekend – Nathan Wahl (registration available online).
Happy Sabbath!
In His Service,
Wesley Torres, D.Min.