Saturday, September 1, 2012


At Texas A&M University, in recent weeks, there have been whisperings of change.  Of revival.  I have been back in Aggieland for a month now.  There is something new in the air this semester.  A searching, a yearning, a hunger.  A match has been struck.

The Name of Jesus is beginning to spread like a wildfire through my campus, burning the hearts of the students who hear.

Certain things are noticeably visible, like the attendance of more than 10,000 at Breakaway, which is a weekly Bible study at Texas A&M.  Or a student-led worship night beginning with twenty or thirty students who gather together on Thursday nights to give praise to the Lord growing to nearly 300 in a week.  Small Bible studies and movements of prayer and worship are springing up throughout our town, bursting at the seams with students who are actively seeking the Lord.

For those of you who are college and high school students, it can be such a discouragement to look around you and see little more than apathy, a dimming of fire in the Lord, a carelessness.

When I was in high school, a term we used constantly was 'revival.'  "Let's start a revival here.  We need to awaken a spiritual revival."  And I attended a Christian school.  We so craved a renewing of spiritual growth on our campus, but it never seemed to come.  During our lunch-time Bible studies, we would talk and talk and talk about how much our school needed change, but our words sifted like sand through our fingers as soon as we left the room.

Apathy is a catching disease.  When students stop caring, involved and Christ-centered community fades quickly.  Without Christian community, it's so difficult to maintain a unified fire for the Lord. 

God is certainly moving on the campus of Texas A&M and I'm excited to see how He changes hearts here.  Whispers of revival are rippling through the campus, in individuals, in small groups, and now in growing explosions of eager college students who passionately want to learn about Jesus Christ. 

Are you thirsting to see hearts change on your campus?  Whether your school is at its darkest stages of darkness and it seems like it will take a miracle for prayer movements to arise at your university or if you attend a Christian school where there is definitely a love of Christ, but not a passion, revival is possible.

We are here to bring Him glory, to seek His face, to share the Gospel.  Let's make Him known throughout the nations, beginning right where we are. 

I've been learning more and more about what it means to awaken a revival, however small, in my community.  Over the next week or two, I'll expand on some of these things with you.  If you have ideas and verses to add or questions to ask, please share your heart in the comments below!  I would love to hear what you have to say.  

We are a community, you and I.  As we gather in prayer, whether we are across the world from one another or in the same town, the Lord hears our cries.  He sees our hearts.  Let's glorify Him together.

Five things I've seen that bring about revival are:

1.) Prayer
2.) Community
3.) Gospel
4.) Worship
5.) Hunger

I will share more soon.

Psalm 63:1
You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.

1 comment:

  1. what an AWESOME post! that is really a cool thing to hear about!