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David Edwards speaks at Friday convocation

April 24, 2009 : Dominique McKay

Students will be leaving Liberty University’s campus in just a couple weeks for summer break, and at Friday’s convocation David Edwards, author and speaker, gave them a message of encouragement in dealing with the transition and change that they are likely to endure.

Edwards travels around the country speaking to young adults about issues relevant to this generation. He has been a featured speaker for City Wide Weekly Bible Study Groups in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Florida. He is the author of 14 books and has written a tract called, “How to Make Life All Good.”

Using the account of Moses’ life in Exodus 4, Edwards told students there are four major points to remember during a time of transition. The first was to handle the power God gives them with care. He said Christians must take responsibility for the role God has given them.

“At the moment we open our lives to Christ … we gave up our rights ... we no longer have rights; we have responsibilities,” Edwards said.

He then told students they must keep their hearts clean, and they must be careful of what the world encourages them to do. He said they must keep a close watch over what they allow to enter into their hearts.

“Whatever lives in us will leak out of us,” he said. “Whatever lives in us will find its way into the choices we make.”

Lastly he said Christians must honor God’s personal counsel. He said they must be willing to submit to God the direction of their lives and to remain teachable.

“Are you willing to submit success in your life to the Lord and say ‘God you own it, and I don’t?’” he said.



SPECIAL MUSIC

LU Praise, a multicultural singing group from Liberty’s Center for Worship brought special music to Friday’s convocation, singing the songs “Victory Chant” and “Agnus Dei Medley” as students joined them in prayer and worship.