Good morning! Did you notice the time on this post is a little later than usual? 🙂
Yesterday we read the Word, said the Word, heard about the Word, talked about the Word, encouraged others with the Word. . . it was ALL about the Word. Our speaker last night, Jayson French, took us to two main passages in Revelation 10:10 and Ezekiel 3:2-4. Giving us lots of Biblical history, and all the while grilling a steak on stage during his sermon (yes, seriously!) he talked about how many people go their entire lives just smelling the word, being around the Word, but never actually “eating” the Word… never letting it get inside of them and change them from the inside out. And if there is any reason that people go to conferences like this, and wonder why two weeks later they remain unchanged, it’s because they don’t “eat the Word.”
He shared about how he believes this Book brings life, how he knows this Book changes people, and how he believes it is stronger than any double-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12), he went through a series of circumstances he or others were facing and then asked, “What does the Word have to tell me about that? What does the Word say to me about that?” Then, something pretty incredible happened. People all throughout the stadium began standing up and reading Scripture. Some shouting it, in fact. And at the end, these words came across the screen, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is SEEKING.” After the main session was over, we shared the Word. Students shared what was on their heart, what they were struggling with, and then we all looked up Scripture to share with them. If you haven’t caught on already, our students began starving for the Word last night… and some for the first time.
Today we are moving into day 4, and we’ll be looking at the life of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. We’re watching a film produced by CIY & Voice of the Martyrs called LOVE COSTS EVERY THING, which brings focus to the persecuted church all throughout the world. It’s going to be a big day.