A Vision to see God move

I am excited about what God could do during the course of this coming semester.  There is anticipation in the air.  Students are getting passionate about prayer.  I met with a series of students today.  Two separate students, with two separate visions.  Both involve prayer.  In Christianity it seems we talk more about prayer than we actually pray but in this case they both are serious.

The vision began at a leaders meeting last fall.  The question, “What if,” was asked.  What if we prayed every day?  What if God showed up this year?  What if we got serious about helping our friends with their problems.  What if we started caring for others needs ahead of our own? What if we hosted a Friday night party every week as an alternative night?  What if it was the happening place to be?  Two different students.  Two different visions.  Both involve prayer.  

Ryan, started praying every morning at 8am in the InterVarsity office.  As I walked into the office this morning there were four students with smiles on their faces.  As they walked out the door they each told me how excited they were about starting the day in prayer!  God is moving.

“I couldn’t wait share it,” was what Samantha said as we finished our meeting today.  She was talking about the vision God has given her to develop a physical space for students to pray and interact with God and their friends.  She wants to see multiple rooms on campus being used to pray.  We’re going to start by transforming the office into a prayer room.

I don’t know what God is birthing but I do know that whenever students get serious about prayer.  God demonstrates his power in amazing stories from students.

God is calling his people to pray.

11Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

I am excited to see what He will do!

What would you like to see God do?

2 comments

  1. Samantha says:

    Prayer is definitely the most amazing way that I have ever started off my day with. Right off the bat feeling the presence of God through prayer surely helps to see Him moving the rest of the day. You might think that whoever would walk out of the early morning prayer would be tired running on little sleep. But like you said, everyone walks out energized and refreshed with a smile on there face. I will continue to pray that the IV office would overflow with people every morning for prayer, that we would be able to get those multiple rooms or even just one bigger room because there were so many CONSTANTLY in the office, not only for prayer but to grow deeper in our relationships with our friends(believers AND non-believers) with God in the middle!

    Just the short amount of time I have been in the office so far this semester, either working on the room itself or just chillin’, there have been multiple people walking by looking into the room as if they didn’t even know it had existed. One day a friend walked by and she ended up “venting” for a good 20 min to Laura and myself about the problems she has been having. She is definitely searching for something more. Something to fill the emptiness in her heart. I have a feeling I will be seeing more of her around. 🙂 I also have been seeing and talking more with one of my friends that is apart of the Phoenix organization, since he is in that room a lot which just happens to be right next to the IV room. I also am still praying about the “holy huddle” that is created every day in the union. Not necessarily for it to totally disapear, but for it(myself included) to spread out! Not be so big and “scary” to those on the outside of it. For us to dwell among our other friends as well. I could go on for so much longer. lol. But I wont. 🙂 God is definitely moving and will forever and for always put me in awe of what He can do! 😀 Go God!!

    • Brian Asker says:

      Samantha,
      Thanks for your comments! I am excited about what you are doing in setting up a space for people to meet God. The story about your friend venting is great! We should talk about you sharing it at Thursday Night Fellowship. I like the way you talk about the holy huddle spreading out! There needs to be a community, but the community needs to look outside of itself and care for others. You put it well.

      Thanks for using your gifts for the Kingdom!

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