Summer of 2017 has come to a close and now some students are returning to campus while others may be working their first job or awaiting their first offer. Moving back on campus can be exciting when returning from a summer that has been helpful with sharing your faith, engaging the local community and learning more about God’s plan for your life.
There has been many highlights but I want to mention 3 great takeaways from a spiritual-filled summer whether you did TCP, STP, CCP or stayed at home. “He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” [Philippians 1:6]
You may be sad that the summer is over because you grew in ways you may not have expected, but God promise that he is going to continue working in your heart (past August). “No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.” [Psalm 84:11] Things may not be going exactly the way you envisioned or planned but it’s comforting to know that God has good in mind for you.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” [Philippians 4:6]
Whether it’s changing your major once again, trouble with the job search, relationships you have with others or family issues (BIG or small) God wants you to talk to him about your struggles! It’s ok to not be ok, prayers don’t always have to be sunshine and butterflies.
For me it’s nostalgic to think that just four years ago I came to college and God totally transformed my life from meeting other students in Campus Outreach. My prayer is that the staff and students will keep up the courage to go meet students on campus, spend time with them, dig deep, share the gospel and be part of God’s work of changing hearts from death to life. [Ephesians 2: 1-10]
By Jordan McCauley
TCP Commincations Intern