Welcome to the Joy of Abiding website!
You will notice that we are in the process of redoing our site. We will be revising and adding new content in the next several months with plans to send a few updates to you via email as progress is made.
Meanwhile, we are thanking the LORD for blessing the 2020 Advance at The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, February 21 – 23 with our highest attendance yet. We enjoyed beautiful weather, sweet fellowship around dining room tables and fireplaces as well as encouraging worship and Bible study together.
Be sure to mark February 19 – 21 for the 2021 Advance at The Cove.
Following is a recap of the 2020 Advance with details about accessing the teaching, listening guide and Susan Graham’s testimony.
2020 Advance at The Cove
O Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.
Soon after our 2020 Advance at The Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, COVID-19 seemed to stop the world in its tracks. Adjusting to this unexpected pandemic as well as updating the Joy of Abiding website, have caused a delay in posting the teaching. We trust God’s timing in getting this to you and pray that it will bless those who listen. Thank you for your patience.
Several who planned to attend had to cancel last minute due to illness or unexpected circumstance. Others had conflicts which prevented them from participating in the Advance this year. For you, we hope you will be encouraged as you listen and learn more about the Biblical concept of BLESSING, including the 5-fold elements found in Scripture and what it means to walk in the blessing of God, while blessing others each day.
For those who attended, we pray that you will be reminded of important truths from the weekend, especially as you recall that hard seasons of suffering and difficulty often bring some of the most intimate times with the LORD. You will remember that “the blessing” was initiated by God after He created mankind: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God blessed them” (Genesis1:27-28). Perhaps this will spark again the desire in your heart to seek the “family blessing” and to be a blessing to others. Perhaps you will want to read again the Beatitudes in Matthew 5, which we talked about on Sunday morning (Session 5).
In additions to the teaching on The Blessing, you will be able to listen to a testimony by Susan Graham, who tells about how God turned shock and numbness into joy and gratitude in her life, giving her family a SURPRISE BLESSING. It is a story you will not soon forget.
Listen now to The Advance 2020 teaching sessions and get the Listening Guide below.