We warmly welcome you to Bronte! With the recent unpredictable weather pattern, we wonder what season we find ourselves in. Although it is officially spring, we still see the signs of winter as we gaze outside our window. It can leave us feeling confused and frustrated as we struggle to adjust to our surroundings of which we have no control. The Bible describes our spiritual life as going through seasons. If you were to examine your current situation or season in life right now, what would you say? Think about that for a moment. Would you say that you’re in a grinding season, a dry season, a getting married season, a waiting for your godly mate season, a raising small kids or teens season, an empty nesting season, a spiritual warfare season, a tests and trials at nearly every turn season, a growing closer to God season, and the list could go on and on. The Bible tells us in Ecclesiastes 3:1, “For everything there is a season.” It also tells us in Ecclesiastes 3:11, “Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time.” Ultimately God is in control of all of the seasons, whether natural or within life. Trust in Him, for He knows all, from the beginning to end, and He promises to carry us through each and every season we experience.
Did you know that Adventists believe in justification by faith, meaning that we are not saved by our deeds/actions, but instead by our faith in God? In other words, we are not justified by doing good things, but by believing in God, His grace, and His power to save us, forgive us, and help us. We pray that your time today will build your faith and you will leave here feeling blessed!