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Life After the Presidential Election
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“Eager Expectation” was the phrase that caught my attention when I was reading through 1 John last month. It is in 1 John 3:2-3 NLT:
“Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but He has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He really is. And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as He is pure.”
When I spoke in chapel, I shared with the student body my “eager expectation” regardless of the results of the United States Presidential Election. It is not the end of the story! By no means! Time will be precious and we need to utilize every minute for the King of kings and Lord of lords! It will be a time for every Christian to step in and step up for the Almighty, His principles and His desires! The Question is: What does He want? What are His desires? What do I need to be saying and doing for Him, presenting His Character and Purpose?
By the time you read this, the election will be imminent or over. What Now? The following three thoughts/actions should be on your agenda:
1. “Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7 NLT). I know I am writing to someone who is deeply disappointed in the election results. There is no doubt in my mind as I am typing this devotional, expressions such as, “It is over,” “There is no hope,” and “What is the value of doing anything more,” are permeating the thought patterns of many. An article has been written entitled, “How to Engage in Politics Without Losing Your Soul.” Every Christian needs to understand the ten principles laid down by the author, Andrew Jackson. (If you would desire a copy, I will send one to you). Turn your attention to the following:
“Give all your worries and care to God, for He cares for you.”
The Direction to Go: “To God”
The Extent to Go: “All your worries and cares”
The Reason to Go: “He cares for you.”
There is a BLESSING TO ‘GOING’ … SO GO!
2. “Keep doing what is right. Trust your lives to God who created you, for He will never fail you” (1 Peter 4:19 NLT). Do not tire of doing the “right things.” Trust your life to Him because He will never fail you! Peter also says in this chapter: “Therefore be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other…” (1 Peter 4: 7-8 NLT). He also writes that the believers are to use their spiritual gifts “well to serve one another” (1 Peter 4:10 NLT). Keep doing what is right … PERIOD!
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up” (Galatians 6:9 NLT).
Don’t Get Tired … Don’t Give Up! A Harvest of Blessing is on the Way!
3. “The end of the world is coming soon…” (1 Peter 4:7 NLT). Jesus is coming again! The world will be changing! He needs to find us ‘watching, working, and worshipping!’ As John says “when Christ appears … we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He really is (I John 3:2). What a moment in History! Things will change … you can count on that and God will have the last word! “Eager Expectation!”
The three thoughts:
Give all your worries and cares to Him!
Keep doing what is right!
Be watching. Jesus is coming again!
This is REAL living after the Presidential Election!
The Latest Happenings and News …
The Long and Awaited Time Has Arrived …
Trinity College will break ground on a new three-story residence hall, Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10:45 a.m. Special guests, trustees, President’s Council members, donors, students, alumni, community leaders, and friends of the College will be in attendance. A chapel service – the last of the semester – will occur followed by groundbreaking on the site. A complimentary lunch by our Dining Services will follow.
You are invited!
Watch for Details …
▪ Forty-five prospective students along with more than twenty parents/leaders attended Campus Preview, October 28. As always, a great schedule of classroom activity, breakfast and lunch, chapel, and sports activities were on the agenda. Professors had an opportunity to meet with prospective students along with a plenary session on Trinity College of Florida – the Trinity Touch! Twenty-seven applications were received that day. Thank you for your prayer support for this event.
Facts of Interest
▪ The President has spoken at four churches recently and will be the guest speaker for Belle Glade Alliance Church, his first pastorate, as they celebrate their 60th anniversary.
▪ Trinity College of Florida was represented at the Pastors Appreciation Luncheon in Tampa, Florida. A presentation of the new publicity pictures, information booklet, and display were onsite with hundreds of visitors reviewing the activities and offerings of the College.
▪ The Ladies Volleyball and Men’s Soccer season has ended. Click here for their seasons. Many contacts were made with other colleges and universities. Men’s basketball began October 27.
▪ A Spiritual Retreat organized by student leaders took place at Lake Swan Camp.
▪ A time of recognition for student leaders was conducted in chapel. There is a special appreciation for one another developing in the student body.
▪ Trinity College of Florida will host Precinct 100 for the presidential election on November 8. Hundreds from the local community will be voting on campus.
▪ The College is a participant in Renew Pasco, a business and church gathering of leaders battling human trafficking and associated addictions.
▪ Videos are being shown in chapel of Trinity College of Florida Alumni. These videos showcase our graduates’ ministry positions, activities, and responsibilities to encourage the present student body.
▪ The Faculty and Staff Christmas dinner is planned for Tuesday, December 6.
▪ Trunk or Treat, a student sponsored event, was held on campus for the children of our community prior to Halloween.
Your Prayer Support is Requested:
▪ Student Residence Hall. Pray for the complete funding and construction of the new Student Residence Hall. This new facility will bring all resident students on campus from off-site apartments.
▪ Pray for our nation. Our nation is in desperate need of spiritual renewal in all areas of activities. There is life after November 8, 2016.
▪ Pray for our students. This year there has been an increase in spiritual interests, leadership, and a general concern for one another. It is growing and we desire this to grow and grow! Spiritual Renewal – may it begin with us!
▪ Pray for our faculty and staff. Pray for their spiritual growth, their engagement with the students and their professional development.
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9 NLT
With a heart full of anticipation,