On Monday mornings, AUHS gathers as a family for Morning Dew led by pastor and co-founder Gregory Johnson. Like fresh dew that clings to plants in the morning, morning dew serves as a time to refresh and refocus for the coming week. The spiritual meaning of dew is truth and time of shared prayer and scripture offers a chance to reflect on spiritual truths. Blessings were the focus of this week’s morning dew.
I feel like something is coming. A blessing for you and me. An overflowing of abundance that we should never see because our Father loves us. And his love, it never ends. I know that what will happen will cause us to sing and then praise his name.
1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him
“Whatever we have now it is just a taste of what to come,” says Ivy Javaluyas, Director of Student Services. Provost John Minchin added that to enjoy the promised blessings from God, we must “honor him, continue our prayer, and all of this will come to us.”
Pastor Gregory adds ‘when God blesses us he gives us signs. His love for us is so great that he looks past the fact that we are not perfect or good. That doesn’t matter because he loves us. God is about to bless you. He loves us so much and favors us so much that he is going to do something for us. His blessings come in waves.”
In chapter 18 of the Book of Kings, Elijah speaks of the coming rain in a time of prolonged doubt, and of a small cloud that appears. He warns Ahab to start on his journey and so the rain doesn’t prevent him from reaching his destination. “We are in that season now,” says Dr. Mok Chong. “If we never give up hope, in due season we will reap. The things you have gone through and sacrifice will be rewarded. God has his way of dealing with people and we need to hang onto the promise of God.”
In the meantime, we must continue living righteously, “if we live our lives according to God, we will be chased with blessings,” says Mack Haile, director of admissions.
We finished with a verse from Leviticus 26:5, “And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.”
About American University of Health Sciences
AUHS is a Christian based, minority-serving university, which educates students for careers in the healthcare professions. AUHS emphasizes the values of faith in God, love of humankind, and belief that all people have a right to healthcare and deserve a good quality of life based on the wellness of body, mind, and spirit. The university celebrates diversity and reaches out to groups currently underrepresented in healthcare and research. AUHS provides the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, hands-on practical training and supportive environment required to create competent and compassionate healthcare professionals.
American University of Health Sciences is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001.