God has Surely Answered Our Prayer

Christians-on-Campus-University-of-Utah-Meeting-with-the-BrothersPsa. 90:14 – Satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness that we may give a ringing shout and rejoice all our days.

If Psalm 90:14 is a prayer, then God has surely answered our prayer! I’ve been meeting with a couple of my Christian brothers from Christians on Campus a few times a week just to pray and touch the Lord in the morning. We usually start by seeing how each one is doing. “Hey, how are you today?” Even that is refreshing. Then we each say a little prayer to open our hearts to the Lord. In a nutshell, it’s like saying, “Good morning God, we’re here.”

Then we start reading a few verses and we mingle our reading with prayer, repeating the words in the verses and saying, “Amen”. That makes it like a fun breakfast where we’re passing the delicious dishes back and forth between us. One brother starts, then the others reply, “Amen!” Then another might declare a word or two from the verse, and the others support him. It’s like speaking to one another the words of each verse! And then we might interject, “Wow, thank you Lord!”, or “Jesus, we praise you for __”. I feel like we’re really experiencing Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16.

Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and psalming with your heart to the Lord, – Eph 5:19

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God. – Col 3:16

Sometimes we go for 15 minutes and sometimes for 20 minutes. I really thank God for giving me that time with the brothers, just to take Him in. God has been faithful and satisfying every time. In closing this short testimony, the verse from Lamentations comes to mind:

It is Jehovah’s lovingkindness that we are not consumed, for His compassions do not fail; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. – Lam. 3:22-23.

– Daniel

It Led Me to Want More Fellowship with God

Spending some time in the morning with the brothers has been great. Being able to get knowledge from other people has been very helpful for me in getting to know God better. As good fellowship with others should, it has led me to want to fellowship with God even more.

It’s also been a great way to slow things down. It gives me some time to forget everything else going on and just talk with other people who love Jesus. Overall the experience has been enjoyable.

– Ariel

Today Jesus is the real Jubilee

A story from the Fall 2018 College conference held in Wanship, Utah

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The last message of the conference was about the Jubilee. God had delivered the Israelites, His people, from Egypt and from oppression.. At the end of Leviticus God gave them the instruction to observe the year of Jubilee – that was supposed to be every 50th year. The children of Israel each had received a portion of the good land from God. Over time, if some mismanaged their possessions, they might have sold everything they had, even their portion of the land, and possibly even themselves (into slavery). However, on the year of Jubilee, they got to go back to their possessions!

Today Jesus is the real Jubilee–and we are those who have been set free from all slavery that is in the world! When we got saved, Jesus restored us to Himself as our allotted portion and to our family–all the brothers and sisters in the church! We used to live oppressed but now have Jesus and our new family! – Debbie

Spending Personal Time with the Lord

A story from the Fall 2018 College Conference held in Wanship, Utah

Spend-Personal-Time-with-the-Lord-To-Eat-HimThe Bible verses in the College Conference emphasized the importance of eating Christ. For example, John 6:57 says, “As the living Father has sent Me and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also shall live because of Me.” For us to actually experience this, we were sent off to spend personal time with the Lord. During that time, I practiced singing to the Lord, reading His word, praying, and simply learning to spend time with Him, even learning to just communicate with Him.

Another aspect of eating Christ that stood out to me in the conference was that whatever we are surrounded by, that is what we take in to us and that is what we end up expressing. On the one hand, this is quite serious, as we could end up with “Garbage in, garbage out.” On the other hand, if we’re taking Christ in, then we’re expressing Him. – Eli

I met Jesus

My testimony.

I met Jesus Christ as a freshman. Christians invited me to read the Bible with them. We read on campus during lunch time. When I read the verses in John chapter 3, I was very touched by God’s love and God’s plan.

Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he? Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. – John 3:3-6

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone who believes into Him would not perish, but would have eternal life. – John 3:16

My new Christian friends asked if I wanted to pray to receive Jesus into my life. How could I refuse! Jesus Himself was speaking to me from the Bible, telling me that I needed to receive a new life, His life!
I prayed,

“Lord Jesus, I believe into You. Forgive me of all my sins. Thank you for dying for me. Come into my heart.”

I was instantly filled with joy. All I could think at that moment is that I wanted everyone in my family to also receive Jesus Christ into their heart. The rest of my day, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. That began my Christian life and I thank God that He’s given me companions all these years to help me to continue to pursue this wonderful and loving person, Jesus Christ our Lord.

– Daniel