Tonight was another city-wide youth group gathering, and we’re gaining steam! The worship was sweet, Pastor Zac challenged students to actually TELL the good news (as opposed to simply letting their lives speak), and we had several more youth groups join us. My buddy Jarrod and his group hosted us tonight, and the room was buzzing with students! And my wife did a fabulous job creating some interactive prayer stations to help students connect with Jesus.
I’ve said it a thousand times or more, but I love it when the Church gets together to worship, pray, and focus on God’s word. And if we can reach this generation with the gospel, if they find the life that Jesus has for them, they can change the world! The first batch of Jesus followers left that kind of legacy; why can’t this one?
I’m praying for some sort of catalyst, something that ignites a revolution of love and grace and truth and power like we have never seen. I’ve read that many of the major revivals have started with the youth of the region. O God, would you burst through here in our town?!
From the Day of Pentecost, there has not been one great spiritual awakening in any land which has not begun in a union of prayer, though only among two or three; no such outward, upward movement has continued after such prayer meetings have declined.—A.T. Pierson, quoted by Arthur Wallis, In the Day of Thy Power, p112