Jamaica Seventh Day Baptist Conference Incorporated


President's New Year's Address

Posted by Desmond Wilson on April 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Jamaica Seventh Day Baptist Conference

Like a mist, 2019 had swiftly passed and yet its memory lingers on. It is still a little

startling that six months have already being spent of our first allotment for 2019 /2020 Conference year.

I am thrilled with tremendous gratitude to our Sovereign Lord God, who has so lavishly blessed us

beyond our due for which we are eternally grateful. I am embracing this invaluable privilege to bless the

Lord who is Strong and Mighty for His loving favour and to wish every member of our noble Seventh

Day Baptist family in Jamaica and in the Diasporas world-wide as well as our well-wishers a prosperous

New Year.

As we welcome 2020, let us be determined to recognize the immense capacity that God has invested in

each of us and be resolute to maximize on the opportunities we have been given to be tuned in, and

turned on through Christ’s power on the various locations we have been strategically positioned by God

as catalysts of potential in His Ministry to unveil and unearth gifts and talents which had been unknown

and, or unnoticed due to ignorance..

Excellence in stewardship is to be a hallmark of service for all of us as we more than ever appreciate

the blessings and favours we have been shown in respect to His grace, to think of the access we have

been given to start over one more time. To be able to penitently make a difference in our earnest thrust

to engage our whole being in a process of yielding our all to God in full submission so that the four ‘T’s’

of service tool; Temple, Time, Talent and Treasure can be fully employed for God’s glory.

It is a critical time for us to recognize our individuality and embrace our unique diversity as a blessing,

and be willing to cease being afraid to accept the reality that we are no regular persons here to just

occupy space but are people custom-made, fearfully and wonderfully. That we, being all originals with

specialized abilities as designed by Almighty God to impact and effect change in intentional ways by

God, and are transformed through the embracing of God’s reality as is evident in His allowance of

recovery capacity through Christ accomplishment at Calvary and subsequent restoration of the spirit

man. We are challenged to become who we are in Christ; packaged as agents made on purpose, with

a purpose and for a purpose.


It is without question that we are all assigned levels of dominion severally, according to our endowed

abilities as enabled by the Holy Spirit to unwrap our uniqueness and fragrance and flavour the assigned

space we have been given to influence and do so against our expiration dates. As the late Bahamian

motivational speaker, Author and pastor, Dr. Myles Munroe counselled, ‘that we should not go to our

graves full but should go empty, having lived and fulfilled our purpose’.

Let us consider the words of Jeremiah 9:23 &24”Don't let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the

powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches. But those who wish to boast should boast

in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord who demonstrates unfailing

love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, and that I delight in these things. I, the Lord,

have spoken!"

Brothers and Sisters may this be a year filled with knowing God better, resting in His grace, and serving

Him more faithfully. When the temptation for things such as approval, riches, and control press us, may

the joy of knowing God seize our hearts, shape our schedules, and consume our days. May we be

willing to dance and suffer, work and play, serve and give all glory to our God. May the Gospel indeed

compel us to love mercy, work for justice, and to walk humbly with our God, until the day He takes us


I challenge us to be willing to become tuned in, turned on and be made triumphant through Christ who

empowers us to face and accomplish limitless possibilities through Christ who assured us, “If ye abide

in me, and my Word abide in you, then ye shall ask whatever ye will and it shall be done unto you”. (St.

John 15:7). Unlock and unleash your God- given potential and triumphantly mature to ‘become who you

already are in Christ’.

Yours in the mission for God’s glory,



Pastor Ronald Blissett

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