From its earliest days, Olivet Nazarene University has had a sense of destiny. The grand, enduring mission of Olivet has stood the test of time and remains unchanged.
And even in the midst of challenging times, God has sustained and blessed Olivet in miraculous ways. We echo the words of the prophet Jeremiah: “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.’” Lamentations 3:22–24
We are convinced that because of the power and goodness of our Jehovah Jireh God, there is ample, supernatural “strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow” to accomplish all that He has planned for us in the coming days.
In his work Experiencing the Spirit: The Power of Pentecost Every Day, Henry Blackaby put it this way:
“Will God ever ask you to do something you are not able to do? The answer is yes — all the time! It must be that way, for God’s glory and Kingdom. If we function according to our ability alone, we get the glory; if we function according to the power of the Spirit within us, God gets the glory. He wants to reveal Himself to a watching world.”
With this in mind, we launch this new campaign for Olivet in the weeks and months to come. Our hope is to illuminate hundreds of good news stories — Portraits of Strength & Hope — from all corners of the Olivet experience. Join us as we imagine the future and follow God’s lead in the years and decades to come.
Tell us about the ways that God has impacted your life through the people of Olivet: a professor, coach, mentor, staff member, roommate, classmate or friend. Share a present or past miracle moment from your Olivet journey.
From Olivet The Magazine, Strength & Hope – Autumn 2023. Read the full issue HERE.