“The place God calls you to is the place where your passions and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Frederick Buechner
I find myself totally where I’m supposed to be right now (finally) in college ministry. Greek life to be exact. Crazy, magnificent and unexplainable things are happening over there. People keep telling me I need to write this down…so here it goes…
Minding my own business, I was reading “walls fall down for victory” a bible plan from the you version bible ap. When I came across this verse:
Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men.”Joshua 6:1-2 NIV
The words stood off my iphone left me bewildered, confused, and a little excited. First of all, what the in the ever loving world does this even mean?
No one is coming in, no one is coming out. The walls are securely barred and God says (I imagine totally nonchalantly with and a little bit of “I mean DUH” to his voice)…(God’s sarcastic with me….he get’s me). “I have delivered them”
The walls were securely barred , No one went out and no one came in.Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered them into your hands”Joshua 6:1-2 NIV (Katie paraphrase)
I decided to start praying a circle around greek row. As in, getting out of my car and being the random “grown up” walking by all the beautiful mansions in prayer. I started praying boldly, in the powerful and matchless name of Jesus that his precious sons and daughters would be taken back into his arms. Rebuking the devil and claiming those big beautiful homes to become houses of worship (all quietly lest i get arrested for people thinking I was drunk).
And guess what…..at the end of the row there was a tarp WALL put up surrounding the perimeter of one of the fraternity houses for the week. It is all a “joke” to hide the shenanigans that take place during their philanthropy party week.
A wall surrounding the city….and God says, “I have delivered them”
But wait, there is more. As if I don’t already feel the earth shake below my feet. My friend, who was in ADPI the same time I was, now a missionary in Peru, sends me this facebook message:
Big prayers, are resulting in BIG WALLS falling down on greek row. God is in the midst of taking his sons and daughters back to himself. As I said before greek row is full of trendsetters. And I see these trendsetters starting MOVEMENTS THAT MATTER. Movements that change lives.
They are realizing the search for significance is something SO MUCH MORE abundant than what generations before them have tried to find. Leaders are rising up and falling relentlessly in love with their captivating Savior.
I see a generation rising up to take their place with selfless faith. -Hillsong
Press on warrior prince and princesses! You can change the world!