Yesterday I stood on the spot where I first encountered the living, resurrected Jesus Christ in the lobby of Ellington Hall at The University of Tennessee Martin. On that spot 44 years ago, God put a blazing fire in my heart and today my passion for Him is still burning ever stronger!
When I first encountered the living, resurrected Jesus Christ while standing on that spot, I was swept up in a campus spiritual movement of love, friendship, passion for God, spiritual revelation, community, confession and repentance, compassion for others, openness, tears, rejoicing, celebration, spiritual warfare, bold proclamation by ordinary people, mysticism, and great hunger and thirst for God. The movement burned brightly for awhile and then faded away. But it has never left my heart. I’m soaring in the Spirit, hungering and thirsting for God, seeking more of His presence and His power that will release a spiritual contagion that will spread around the world and infect millions with passionate love for and obedience to the living, resurrected Jesus.
I believe that a great spiritual awakening is about to begin in Nashville that will shake our city and the nations!