Grace Christian Huynh
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“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (II Corinthians 5:17).
2016 has come to an end, yet there are many things I am grateful for: the time I spent during my second and third semester of college, the time I spent with my family, and God’s grace! For 2017, I am anticipating the completion of my time in University, an acceptance into a pharmacy school, new memories with my family, and the results of Trump’s presidency.
“In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.” (Psalm 44:8).
During my third semester of college, I experienced more challenges than I did as a first year student. I took more classes and the classes were harder! However, due to God’s grace, my hard work, and the support of my family, I was able to make all A’s this semester! However, it was not easy juggling the multitude of school work. Still, all of the new things I learned and the new people I met this year at school contribute to my gratitude towards surviving the semester. Don’t get me wrong, though. I didn’t spend all of my time studying for school to make these grades. I also spent my time studying God’s Word and writing posts for our website: grace-jay.net. Even though you want to be successful in life, you also have to be successful to God. That means that we all need to spend time to pray and read the Bible no matter how busy our schedules are. First, have to make an effort in our relationship with God!
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105).
Furthermore, I appreciate the hard work my teachers put in to creating their curriculum. Plus, they were always ready to help the students anyway they could. Additionally, I am thankful for the scholarships I received for this semester. The scholarships covered all of my costs including my tuition, books, and even my meals.
I’m not sure where I would be without my family and without the guidance of my parents. My brother, for instance, is kind, smart, and funny! He knowledgeable in world news and he is able to keep intelligent conversation as well as put up valid arguments. It’s hard to believe Jay will start college soon, but at least we know that he is ready! We are blessed that Jay made good grades in school (all A’s) and already received scholarships for the college he might go to. Please read Jay’s article about some of the things he is thankful to God for last year: http://www.grace-jay.net/things-to-thank-god-for-2016/.
“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.” (Deuteronomy 6:5-9).
My parents worked hard to provide for us and to make my life and my brother’s life easier. We get to have home-cooked meals and live comfortably. They don’t put too much pressure on us for our school work and only wish for us to try our best. Plus, they teach us a lot about how to live for God. Everything I enjoy and know is because of God, my family, and the people who have always supported us and our ministry. I can only imagine what is in store for us all in the future. However, what ever happens, thank God for His promise:
“And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.” (Isaiah 46:4)
The New Year
In 2017, I hope to learn a lot more from God and what He allows me to experience. As the return of Christ is nearing, there will be more trials for all of us to face. Although we cannot be certain about what will happen in the future, we can pray for strength and wisdom in order to endure whatever we will confront. This is especially true now that we have a new president.
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12).
As many of you already know, I wrote a post about how to choose a president (or any other leader) to vote for (http://www.grace-jay.net/how-christian-should-vote/). When it came down to Hillary or Trump, based on their issues, it was clear that Trump would be the one for Christians to vote for. Now that Trump’s presidency is confirmed by the Electoral College, what we can do now is to pray for Trump. Pray that God will be able to guide Trump and to touch his heart so that he can make better decisions for this country during his term. We know he is not the perfect man, and he might not even be the perfect leader, but I believe that God is able to help him.
“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26).
Everything that we have is all thanks to our Father in heaven. His mercy upon us is a gift each day. Everything we do in this life in the name of Jesus Christ is important for the next life with God. That’s why I am grateful for all of you who support our ministry. Thank you to all of you who read and share our posts! May God bless you all and may you continue to seek His wisdom. We pray that more people will read and share our website so that we can all learn and grow together under the wing of Christ! Happy New Year!
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Galatians 6:9).
Grace Christian Huynh
If you’d like, you can watch the following video of my spring and fall concerts for 2016. I hope you enjoy the music: https://youtu.be/ea24CnNzR18