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Thursday, December 28, 2006

28 Day Prayer Journey To Passion 07 - Day 25

Day 25. Wind.

Jesus is a movement. He's not into monuments, systems or external structures. He is a river of life, “And everywhere the river flows, everything lives.” Movements are fluid. Movements move. Movements are not always predictable.

Passion began 11 years ago with a desire to spark a movement among this collegiate generation. We're not the first to have this desire and won't be the last. We’re just one grain of sand in the Sahara Desert-sized work God is doing around the globe. And, more than anything, we want to fight the tendency to settle and conform. Our brand must be more than catchy phrases and events. Passion will only be a movement when one altered life shines His light in the darkness for all to see. Movement = many lights making a mighty wave for His fame.

The external stuff of Passion07 is not what we're after, not what we need. Some will be fooled because they fill an arena and sing the songs, deceived because they feel the emotion and shed the tears. Yet without a heart that is honest and open before Him, no Spirit-birthed river can flow. If we’re going to be part of a movement, Jesus must have the freedom to break and reshape every heart.

Lord, we will not be satisfied by outward signs of spirituality, outward expressions alone. Help us. Assist us. We desire to move beyond outward layers that deceive and impress, but do not revive the soul. I’m raising my life to you. Wind of the Spirit, come. Don’t let me stagnate. Blow me onward. Wildly. Forward. Powerfully. Godward.
For Jesus sake, Amen.

“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:8

27 Comments:

  • Lord, Passion is pointless if my life after it does not change. Change me through this. Let me see your fame Lord, and teach me to be bold in sharing your gospel. My sole desire in going to Passion is meeting You Lord. Take our hearts and let us murder the desires that are not of You, and let us seek You wholly as one body devoted to Your fame. Thank-you for loving us Lord, Amen

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/28/2006 9:18 AM  

  • My life needs to change. I go through the motions a lot and I need to live it.

    God please help me to live out the Christian life better. So that your light will shine through me. Let me not just go through the motions but rather encounter you in other ways that would change me. Amen.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/28/2006 9:31 AM  

  • "Let the world see CHRIST in all you do,
    May HOPE be extended by His working through you,
    SHINE for the cause, count the cost,
    Leave all your problems at the foot of the CROSS.
    Begin today to make Him KNOWN,
    with a HUMBLE HEART seek solely His throne...
    Going forth each day, fueled in FAITH,
    Let His LOVE shine through as you seek His face,
    Staying TRUE to convictions you profess,
    LIVING YOUR LIFE,
    Standing STRONG through each test.
    Proving through ACTIONS His love never fails,
    Boldly CONFESSING His plans forever prevail.
    Let the world see CHRIST in all you do,

    MAY YOUR LIFE GIVE TO HIM ALL HE ASKS OF YOU..."

    By Blogger Karin du Toit, at 12/28/2006 10:16 AM  

  • wow!!! John 3.8- "...so it is with EVERYONE that is born of the Spirit."

    God, grant me to always be led by the wind of Your Spirit...and not by some external guide

    By Blogger ethan, at 12/28/2006 10:31 AM  

  • it is all about you Jesus...give us bravery and boldness to share the authentic testimonies you will impart to us at Passion...the seeds You give us Your holy wind will blow to be planted across the nations.

    You are wild Jesus. You are beautiful. You instruct the wind and tell the rivers which way to flow. Your hand heals the land, brings it to life and at Your feet we bow.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/28/2006 10:35 AM  

  • Yes, river of life that is Jesus...be unpredictable at Passion! expecting that wholeheartedly!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/28/2006 10:37 AM  

  • Joe 2:12*13 “Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and REND YOUR HEARTS AND NOT YOUR GARMENTS. Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.


    May we come to Passion in less than a week fully expecting to meet with the Maker. May we pray for the grace to rend more than the physical and the shallow. May we offer every moment we have, every dream and aspiration, every thought and intention, every action and absolutely everything to the only one who is worthy of it.

    May we not sell ourselves short by attempting to hold on.

    May we experience the freedom of true release.

    To You...

    By Blogger Justincredible2u, at 12/28/2006 11:04 AM  

  • "...so lead me past emotion/because they change with the wind/I want to be a true disciple/to daily seek Your hand."

    God, may Your true wind which separates wheat from chaff and ash from goodness come searing through my life until You are all that is left.

    By Blogger Lindsay, at 12/28/2006 1:09 PM  

  • Movement=many lights? Oh...
    I believe my servant is showing!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/28/2006 1:38 PM  

  • Our group has ended up with a bunch of extra Passion 07registrations. If your group would like to buy these and transfer them to your group please email me. (It IS at the price break amount)....

    THANKS
    passion07xtras@gmail.com

    By Blogger mstudentz, at 12/28/2006 2:06 PM  

  • Come Holy Spirit.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/28/2006 3:04 PM  

  • Breathe in me GOD!!!! I will open my heart to you. Lord take all of me!! I will praise you with all of my heart, Glory to you God!!!

    May your living water flow in the hearts of everyone at Passion!! Overflow there hearts, Over flow Passion with your Presence and may they feel you moving, Lord break the hardened Hearts may they be open fully to you!!!

    We Praise Your Precious Name- WE WANT TO BE NEW!!! We desire to be more like YOU God. Nothing else in this world satisfies my soul I can look and look and get everything I want but still fell empty searching for something greater!!
    That is YOU you are the ONE you are more than enough for me!!!

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 12/28/2006 4:01 PM  

  • Father,

    I come before you today as I prepare to make the journey to Atlanta. I am going in response to your invitation to come. You’ve put this collegiate generation on my heart. I desire to see them come to know you as I have. There is none like you. No one will ever be more devoted and committed to us than you are.

    It is an HONOR to serve you as I serve these precious students and leaders as a volunteer. I go in your strength to bring honor and glory to your name.

    Open our hearts to receive what you have in store for us as you await our arrival.

    By Blogger Valerie, at 12/28/2006 4:13 PM  

  • Great post..i'm not going to passion but i've been reading the blog ocasionally. It's my prayer that God will do BIG things that weekend.

    -Brian

    By Anonymous Brian Alexander, at 12/28/2006 5:46 PM  

  • I've been listening to my new Best of Passion so far CD, and I love how it chronicles Passion's journey. In it I see my own journey as I look back at songs that influenced my life during my middle school and high school days, before I had ever heard of Passion, and into my college experience. I was in Nashville for Passion 05 and 06 and I am humbled as I think about how my involvement with Passion doesn't come until the end of the second disc. Over a decade of students have gone before me. I am thankful for those a little older than me who have paved the way, who have encountered God and chosen to live lives that declare His name and renown, who are now in adult world bringing glory to God. I love how we are a part of God's story that has already been happening, how we are tiny specks in His enormous plan, yet He chooses and invites us to find our satisfaction in and to know Him.

    Thank you to everyone who is making it possible for us to meet together in Atlanta in a few days. Thank you for your vision and for sharing your lives, your time, your energy, with a bunch of college students. I'm so excited about coming to Atlanta!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/28/2006 8:01 PM  

  • Come Lord Jesus come!!! We are so thirsty for You. May all those who are going be changed and renewed.

    I love you God and am so thankful that this will take place ,this generation is so blessed. I pray that they will have this expereince etched on their hearts so they can share ut with the next generation to come.

    By Blogger eliz, at 12/28/2006 8:29 PM  

  • jesus, it's you. you're the more we've all been searching for, the greener grass we know exists somewhere over the hill. tomorrow, today, in this very moment - we want You. we come for one reason - to be engaged by You. ready our hearts and minds in the next 4 days

    By Blogger Melissa, at 12/28/2006 11:33 PM  

  • wow...i cant wait

    i just looked at the breakouts....and i have no clue how im going to decide which ones im going to!!!!!

    By Blogger Kristen Valentine, at 12/29/2006 12:00 AM  

  • Wow!! Did you guys see that? The Passion07 site says there will be main session streaming *and* that they'll be on for 24 hours each!

    THANK YOU Passion Team!!!!!!!!

    What a blessing! I assure you I am splitting I'm so excited.

    By Anonymous Kayleen, at 12/29/2006 12:13 AM  

  • Let hearts be open and hungry for You
    Move every one further onward in You
    Wind of the Spirit...

    By Blogger Kimmer, at 12/29/2006 12:43 AM  

  • I think that emotions can be deceptive as you said. I also think a true movement of God in our lives would leave us feeling new emotions toward him and commitment to him that we never knew we could have. That is what I want to see in my life and this generation.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2006 1:07 AM  

  • THANK YOU PASSION FOR THE MAIN SESSION LINKS!!! I'M SO HAPPY! :D

    By Blogger Brittany, at 12/29/2006 8:48 AM  

  • praying for you Louie

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2006 10:41 AM  

  • Thanks a million for the main session links, I cannot tell how excited I am just to listen in. I'll be here in Kingston, Jamaica, sharing the journey with you ! Love you guys...and thank you Jesus :)

    By Blogger Jehan, at 12/29/2006 11:19 AM  

  • Thanks a million for the main session links, I cannot tell how excited I am just to listen in. I'll be here in Kingston, Jamaica, sharing the journey with you ! Love you guys...and thank you Jesus :)

    By Blogger Jehan, at 12/29/2006 11:19 AM  

  • Oh Lord,you know that my heart is honest and open before you. That I long for you to break my heart when it decieves me. Rather than let anything or anyone come between you and me. Most of all I want your light to shine brightly for all the world to see let this humble child be that vessel you use to shine through for Jesus' fame sake for your glory. In Jesus'Name Amen

    Barbara D from Grace EPC,Lawrence,KS

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2006 11:26 AM  

  • I am from KAzakhstan. I heard about Passion in August in Kazakhstan. my friend and i were going to Atlanta, but she was diognosed with cancer and i desided not to go, and was almost signing up for another Christian conference, when my another friend said she was going with the group from her church to PAssion. It is global movement. I am the only believer in my family, they will hear about Jesus Christ again. But sharing the Gospel was not the main message for me, the main message was about God, His greatness, His love, His righteousness. i thank Him for reminding me Who He is again and again.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/06/2007 12:36 AM  

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