Located in the small town of Wilmore, Kentucky, Asbury University and Seminary has been training Pastors and Missionaries in the Wesleyan and Methodist tradition since 1890 and named after Bishop Francis Asbury, the founder of American Methodism.
On Wednesday, February 8, students gathered for chapel...as they do every Wednesday; and have been worshiping ever since. In this age of social media and livestreams, we are able to watch in real time as students, staff, community members and visitors from other colleges have joined together to pray, sing, repent and many are finding that God is doing a powerful work in this place and in their hearts.
I have seen video and pictures of what is happening in the chapel as well as the long lines of people waiting to go inside. I have now heard reports from various other colleges of students feeling this fire of revival. Some of my dear friends, some alumni of Asbury, have gone to see for themselves this move of God and have reported a sweet spirit of the Lord that is on the move.
I think the thing I love most is that this happened on a normal Wednesday in a normal chapel service. Asbury's chapel is beautiful, but simple and old fashioned. There is a pipe organ at the front and lots of beautiful dark wood. There are no fancy lights or fog machines. No big name speakers or worship bands came to perform. There was nothing manmade to stir the hearts, only the Holy Spirit. This revival seemingly came out of the blue, but don't be fooled; many faithful people have been praying for years and decades that God would once again stir our hearts and it seems that those prayers are being answered again.
And we saw it here in our church this Sunday. I loved the words of Jeni Clayton, our mission coordinator, who is about 9 months pregnant, that she felt led to share with us that God is about to birth something new here at Six Points!
Will you pray for Asbury? Pray for this revival to spread? Pray for our church to catch this spirit of God on the move? That God would birth something new among us?
Isaiah 43:19 "See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."