Derek Smith
Lead Pastor 

Acts 4:31-33

And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness. 32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 33 And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.

Over the past two weeks I have been enthralled by the scenes of revival on multiple college campuses. What started as a midweek chapel service on the campus of Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky has turned into a 24/7 prayer and worship service that has now drawn thousands of people. People are praying, confessing sin, and worshiping for hours. Lost people are coming to Christ and the sick are being healed. Strongholds are being broken and relationships restored. It is a beautiful scene! 

Watching some video clips of it all reminds me of the books of Acts. In Acts 4 it says when the early believers all gathered together after Peter and John were released from imprisonment for preaching the gospel that they began to fervently pray. It goes on to say that the place where they were gathered was shaken. Shaken….that’s what the Lord wants to do in our lives! The good news about revival is that we serve an omnipresent God. The same God that is doing an incredible thing right now at Asbury and other colleges is the same God we serve. He wants to shake us from our spiritual slumber! He wants to shake the strongholds from our lives! He wants to shake out the sin and shame that keeps us from experiencing His manifest presence! Today, would you just be open to whatever the Spirit of God wants to do? Would you be willing to lay everything down and just ask the Lord to breathe upon your life in a special way? The Spirit of God is on the move! Let’s press in more than ever to seek Him while He may be found!