When I was in school God did some pretty Radical things through me in order to change my peers, and to shake the status quo.
Now, I feel that it is important that you know, that before i wrote this I had already put together a devotion for this day. The devotion I would have shared with you included: a scripture, an analogy, a personal story, and a specific prayer- All of which are things that you would expect in a devotion. However, I am re-writing day 14 of our devotion in order to give you something that I feel will be much more beneficial for you, and something I pray will inspire you to Change your school for Jesus.
Isaiah 40:3-5 says,
‘ A voice cries,
In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway
For our God.
Every Valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low;
The rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.
And the Glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.’
This passage of scripture proclaims a great change that will take place. It proclaims that high things will be made low, and low things will be made high- that the terrain on which the Glory of the LORD will be revealed is an even surface.
Crazy fact about this scripture is that it refers to a common practice historically used by kings in the eastern part of the world. Historically, a monarch would send out a party of people to clear a path for their journey to foriegn lands. If there was a valley, the party would fill it in. If there was a forest, the party would cut through a path. If there was unleveled ground, the party would level it. Essentialy, the party sent out in advance of the king would: CHANGE the natural enviroment, to prepare a way for the king to reach the Planned destination.
Here’s what I want you to understand from this.
As Christians, we are apart of the party called to prepare the way for our king- Jesus. And His destination, is the hearts of the students in your school. You are Called to change the enviroment of your school, to bring the message of Jesus to your peers- so that God can reach their hearts and they can know LIFE.
God wants to use YOU, to make high places low, and low places high- to shake the status quo, to be a catalyst for a great CHANGE in your school. And the Glory of the LORD will be revealed through you.
Isn’t that Radical.
Thank you so much for joining us for the last 14 days! At schools revolution we believe that God is rasing a RADICAL generation! We are constantly praying that God will move through you in your school. You are the Radical change that you have been waiting for.