Thursday, 7 September 2017

A couple of weeks ago just over 500 teenagers from all over the north island were gathered in one room to praise Jesus and 66 of them made the best and most important decision they will ever make and decided to follow Christ. It was such an incredible night that I feel so privileged to have been a part of. God is SO good, is he not?

Looking over all of the photographs that captured how incredible the night was (I have some talented friends) I can't help but feel a sense of gratitude for having been a part of making a event like this happen. I truely am a part of the greatest church in the world.

On nights like these I am always struck with the feeling of, "If this is church, if this is what a relationship with God looks like - then how do people not think that this is the coolest thing ever? It makes no sense to me."

There is nothing about this, about a room full of young people that are on fire for what God is doing in the world around them, that isn't awesome. We have a generation who are being taught the importance of this, a generation being filled with unashamed love for our saviour, a generation who are being prepared for a future with Jesus.

This is what is going to change the world.

I watched one of Samuel Rodriguez's sermons at life group the other day and he said, "There was a recent report by a global research company that came to this horrific conclusion - I kid you not, its a US based research but they looked at global christianity trends and they came to this conclusion that the current generation between the ages of 15 and 30 were going to be the last viable generation advancing Christendom. That after that, at the end of this century christianity will not survive in any viable sustainable matter. They have declared - I kid you not, that this is the last chapter of Christendom."

I remember listening to this and my friends and I gasped a little before we were like "There is no way." It is very clear to me that the people who did this research, who took the time to come to this horrific conclusion were not people who were a part of the church. After Big Night Out and seeing a room full of teenagers fuelled by unashamed love, it is clear to me that in actual fact NOTHING that was found in that research is true.

Samuel then went on to state this, "As a matter of fact I know that it is quite the opposite. There is a reason why hell hates this generation. There is a reason why all of hell has stood up to silence and kill this generation. Do you understand why? I believe this generation is about to see God's glory like no other generation has seen before."

There is no doubt in my mind that there are big things on its way for the people that are a part of God's house. These teenagers that are experiencing Jesus and a relationship with him in all it's fullness are the generation that is going to bring revival and breakthrough like no other generation.

Their unashamed love is going to spread.

Their unashamed love is going to change the world.

There is no doubt in my mind about that. I mean, I'm only nineteen and am running a ministry within the church? If God is already doing this through me, I can only imagine what He has in store for all of you.

I can not wait to see what God is going to use us all for in the future, let's prepare ourselves for it because it is going to be big!

WE are what is going to change the world.

XO, Danielle


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