Thursday, January 5, 2012.
Session 8, the final session.
Speaker, Louie Giglio.
If you could sum up Passion in a statement or two,
That they would all realize that they were in a place of mystery.
That God is back.
When God comes, He’s not limited by walls.
When God shows up, everyone experiences an awakening from the dead.
The news of Jesus spread all around the country.
“How Great Is Our God” was trending the other night.
Why? Because you were talking to the world.
Pray also for me that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given to me for sharing the gospel. Pray that I may share it fearlessly.
The hand that was writing this was in chains.
And we often forget about the hand that is writing.
Pray for me, that I may speak fearlessly, as I should.
You are in a system that is setting you up for a “not yet arrived at” situation.
Freshman looking at being a senior.
Senior looking at getting a job.
Finally graduate, and think, “What are you gonna do?”
What that sets you up for is a not yet realized future opportunity, where this is done and this is done and then something significant happens.
But Jesus has come and interrupted your funeral and awakened you and now your mission and purpose has come about.
Jesus did something significant.
Do something now. Proclaim the mystery of the gospel.
You don’t need to wait to fully participate in the plans of God. They are right now.
Is it your prayer that, when you open your mouths that God will fill you with words that you may fearlessly share?
1) Brokenness. Adversity. Trail. Hardship. A season of life that has snapped you in two.
It’s not a this this this this this and THEN this happens over here.
It’s a “whenever God awakens you”.
Brokenness is the bow from which God launches the arrows of healing.
From the bow of brokenness.
It took a dead guy to get this party started.
2) I don’t know what to do.
If you don’t know what to do or how or where, move “give me words that I may fearlessly proclaim” to the top of the prayer list.
God isn’t as concerned about what you’re doing because “whatever you do, do for the glory of God”.
Whatever you do.
What you’re good at, do that.
You know how to minimize your fears?
By maximizing one fear — that I’m already chained to Jesus. That I’ve chained my heart to Jesus who will never be stopped. I have joined forces with Jesus.
The only thing I’m afraid of is leading an eternally insignificant life.
Boldly doesn’t always mean “loudly.”
Bold isn’t about your volume; it’s about how confident you are in the gospel.