The 2023 Asbury Revival
By Olivia Williamson • Director, Claim Your Campus • Grand Rapids, Michigan
It’s not hype. It’s not an event. Jesus is in the room. That’s why people are going and people around the world are watching.
Hundreds of people young and old are in Asbury University’s chapel right now and they’ve been there since Wednesday at 10 am. And now, people all over the world are gathering and asking for revival in their cities. I’ve personally heard stories of non-stop prayer and worship in Indiana, Ohio, and Germany because of what started in Kentucky.
How do you feel when you hear all this? I know some feel hopeful. Some feel skeptical.
I was hesitant to make the trip to Asbury. But the Lord asked me to go. When my husband and I were in the chapel, a student stood up and read Habakkuk 1:5 to the whole room.
God is doing something in OUR day. And we get to be alive in a time where He brings revival in a sweet, authentic way. It’s not hype. It’s not an event. It’s Jesus.
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Students sang, “We need a fresh outpouring” when Kyle and I sat in the room. It’s true. We need the overflow of love and salvation in our nation. Young people get it. We need God.
Pray for revival. No matter how you feel about that word, don’t shy away from asking God to bring salvation to your community. Your family, your friends, classmates, co-workers, and your neighbors have a need that only JESUS can fill. Ask Him what your part is in all of it. Don’t sit back to only observe – you are a part of the Body of Christ. So MOVE as you were made to!
I want Jesus to come back to a generation praying for and seeking true revival, don’t you?
Olivia Williamson is an engaging speaker, passionate worship leader, director of Claim Your Campus and the founder of Enlightened Students in Kansas City with her husband, Kyle, and their puppy, Captain. With a heart for prayer and this next generation, she loves to help people learn two things: God’s voice and their calling in life.
In Hab 1:5 God surprised Habakkuk with the announcement of the soon destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. Is He now preparing His people for the soon destruction of America? Habakkuk was eventually able to see through the upcoming devastation to the other side and rest confidently in the Lord’s absolute sovereignty over both the destruction and the future restoration. He ends with joy in the Lord despite any and all future events. “The just shall live by his faith”