One of the most exciting things a college minister ever gets to be a part of is a genuine spiritual awakening among students. Last semester my abiding prayer, along with others, was that God would save a whole bunch of college students, bring them into intimacy with him, and into the life of his church. In fact, I prayed this so much that I almost felt embarrassed at times for always bringing it up to the Lord and to others.
Over the winter break a group of students became convinced and determined that they should have 24/7 prayer on our campus. To make a long story short, it is happening and God is doing what he does best: transforming lives for his glory and expanding his kingdom. It is as if I am sitting in a boat and watching the wind of the Spirit fill the sails as we move across the water.
I write this simply to let you know what God is doing, as well as to encourage you to pray. Yeah, we all pray, but persevering in prayer is sometimes another thing altogether. Let the stories of students and movements of the Holy Spirit inspire you to continually be about the business of prayer. We have students who are asking God to save 6,000 people on campus. It is a crazy prayer. It is an impossible prayer. But then again we are not really talking about any of our abilities to pray, but the God who specializes in doing what we cannot.
To follow what is taking place on the I.S.U. campus, visit iowastateawakening.blogspot.com
May we all join together in prayer to see the advancement of the gospel, and the will of God done here on our campuses as it is in heaven.