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The Importance of God During College

All students at Blue Mountain Christian University know that the staff and many students value their relationship with Jesus Christ, but how does that relationship with Christ help students while in college? If you are reading this article and do not have a relationship with Christ, I encourage you to continue reading.

All college students have asked at some point, "What am I going to do after college?” As believers in Christ, we know His plan will benefit us. Romans chapter 8 verse 28 says, “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.” Every human being has a purpose in Christ, but God gave us free will to choose to accept that purpose or decline it. It is easy to get discouraged on this path of life, but it is so much more encouraging to know God has a plan for our lives, and we can see that plan unfold if we are following Him.

Even believers will never know the full extent of God’s plan, nor will we completely understand how He is working. But there is peace that comes with knowing He is faithful, and He is good. As we walk in fellowship with Him this peace becomes a part of our daily life and draws others to seek Him. “God is faithful; you were called by Him into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:9).

If you are a new believer or have been a believer for a long time but have fallen away, you might be asking how to be in fellowship with Christ. The answer is to spend time with Him. You can spend time with Him and feel His presence in several ways. The most obvious way is to read the Bible. You can receive so much encouragement from it as well as motivation. The Bible is the most obvious way for us to hear God’s voice and feel His presence. If you don’t know where to start, download the YouVersion app; it can tailor devotions to fit your needs.

Another way you can spend time with Him is by praying to Him. Prayer doesn’t have to be formal; if we have a relationship with Him, we can have a conversation with God as if He is our friend right beside us. Philippians 4:6 says, “Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” Prayer can be thanking Him and asking Him for things. He is there to listen.

Lastly, we can surround ourselves with fellow believers in Christ. “The one who walks with the wise will become wise, but a companion of fools will suffer harm.” (Proverbs 13:20). Ultimately, by loving God and loving others we can feel God’s presence, and we can know that this too shall pass. Everything will work out for our good. Have peace in that today. God bless!


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