Coming to a Town Near You7:49 AM
|Best Friends Forever|
It's not just the foursome, though. I'm in a group of young people who love Jesus, who mentor me and pray for me, who listen when I can't find the words. We're in middle school, high school, college. At first I thought it just an ordinary blessing that I, friendless for so long, would have so many on-fire-for-Jesus friends.
When Jesus called me to give Him everything, and when He called the other three to do it too, it finally hit us: we're here for a reason. Not just a "good Christian fellowship" reason. A reason reason. A divine purpose. A God-thing.
He knew we couldn't (or wouldn't?) be radical alone...that we needed hugs and late-night text messages and two hour conversations held twice a week. We're teens, not super Christians. But He didn't bring us together so we could be built up our own group. He brought us together so that we could go out, backed by prayer warriors who know us backwards and forwards and speak encouragement and exude Jesus-love. Right now we're growing, growing, growing like crazy; our prayers and tears are being answered; our lives are making a difference; and God is getting all the glory.
It got me thinking about you girls -- yes, you. You've shared your fears, your pain, your joys, your God moments with me. I've seen you strike out in faith. I've seen you respond to God's call. It's mind-boggling how many beautiful souls congregate on this blog -- beautiful because they are tender and open. I've been praying specifically for many of you (you know who you are!), and it's thrilling to see how you're growing.
Just so you know? Revival is coming your way. God is on the move. So many of you are at a place where you're about to grab hold of the Obsession. Your lives are about to change -- forever. And I think He's brought us all together for a reason. I see God raising up a generation of girls who are tired of trading radical Christianity for the American dream, who want to experience God firsthand instead of put up religious masks, who desire Jesus more than anything.
We need to band together. I'm only a few weeks into the Obsession, and it's stinkin' hard. Not because it isn't worth it but because it is. Many of you already know that. Some have given up. But we can't give up -- not when God is just getting started.
I want to encourage you today to press into God, go low and never settle for the status quo. You're made for more. And I want to hear from you -- do you have any questions about the Obsession, anything you need specific prayer for, any encouragement that I can give? I'm nothing, really, and I could use just as much prayer and help as anybody else. But since I have been given so much grace, I want to share that grace with you.
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us.
1 JOHN 4:16