«Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established» (Proverbs 16:3).
Magdalena (Sonora, Mexico) is a very special place for me. The Adventist camp that has served the country’s northwest Christian youth for many years is located there. Young people and adults cooperated to acquire these lands. There, during a youth camp, the director of the youth department of the North Mexican Union appealed to all the young people who wanted to become ministers of God. At that moment, a strong emotion invaded my body. My heart started beating harder. Then several young people stood up and went to the front. That day was a highlight in my life. How would I be able to attend the Adventist seminary to become a pastor? I didn’t know how. The only certain thing at the time was that God was calling me and I had accepted His invitation. Later, the Lord opened up opportunities to lead in my life. He’s still doing it today.
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to return to Magdalena to participate in some events of the association of Sonora. There was the same auditorium where I had committed myself to God at sixteen years of age. There was the desert, the wilderness, the intense blue sky, the burning sun, images that reminded me of the beginnings of my romance with the heavenly Father and the blessed passion that began to invade my life. That visit allowed me to remember my origins, where I had come from and how I had started my walk with Jesus Christ. The Lord had not faltered on His promises!
It is easy to forget the way God has acted in your-life, especially when you are surrounded by pressures and difficult times. That is why it is important to remember the origins of the relevant decisions in your life, especially those that have to do with your relationship with God. That helps you not to lose the course and the goal that one day led you to give everything up for Jesus Christ. King David used to remember the wonders the Lord had worked in his life: «Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s» (Psalm 103:2-5).
Today I invite you to put your life in the hands of God. He has plans for you.