Sunday, January 8, 2012

Be Strong and Very Courageous

I can't take a whole lot of time to blog these days, but I just wanted to give a little update.

I made it safely back to Brussels this past Tuesday. When I left Germany in the morning, the sun was shining brightly, but as I came closer to Luxembourg, the weather became more and more rainy and windy. Thank God I arrived home during a relatively dry spot. I had to unload the car after all, since I always take advantage and buy a lot of things in Germany that I get better and cheaper there than in Belgium.

The three days that I spent at this prophecy seminar were interesting, yet the schedule was very intense. Thus, it was hard to absorb everything (all the more I was still feeling a bit exhausted from the previous weeks). However, the two speakers from the US made the importance of the topic very clear. The New Year's retreat was also a nice change, although I wished the atmosphere had been more spiritual. It was a very mixed group of people from very different backgrounds (also some non-Adventists), but it was nice to see some old acquaintances again and I had some good conversations. So from this point of view it was worthwhile having been there.

The week at work was rather calm, especially since our head of unit was still on vacation. But from tomorrow on, everything will resume back to normal I guess. In view of the year ahead, I have to admit that I have felt rather challenged lately, as I don't really know how to accomplish everything related to my work, the church as well as the ministry in Germany. There is so much to be done, and I've been praying for the Lord's clear guidance in everything. Yesterday afternoon at church, our first Elder gave a bible study on the subject of success. I really like the verses in chapter 1 of the book of Joshua that he quoted. Have you realized that God actually commanded Joshua three times to be strong and courageous? It's found in verses 6,7 and 9. Indeed, He has promised to be with us and not to fail nor forsake us! (verse 5)

"I want to work for God every hour of my life, and every moment; and then I want to crowd in all the work I can consistent with the amount of strength he gives me." (RH January 4, 1887)

Well, I better go back and finish my cooking projects for today!

I haven't posted a picture of my spinach yet. It keeps growing,
since the weather hasn't been really wintery

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