For the past 7.5 hours, there has been a movement of God happening at Bethel College and all I can say is that I am blown away by what is happening. I wasn’t made aware of what was happening until about 2:30pm today as I sat working on a few projects at Granger Community Church and twitter started to blow up with reports of what is happening.
I visited Bethel just last week as I sat in their beautiful auditorium to watch Cinderella put on by their amazing performing arts folks. While I was there, an older lady sitting to my left was talking with me and another lady before the show began as she was praying for the students and faculty at Bethel and that she hoped God would use the people [there] for His glory. At the time I honestly had the “aw- that’s cute of her” kind of momentum behind her thoughts and desires.. but I did not expect something this amazing to happen!
Today I have watched dozens of students and faculty come before the crowd and confess things from drug use to sex addictions. You know it’s a movement of God when a student can go before their peers with absolute hope and strength in knowing that God is the one who forgives and gives the strength to move on. I am only a few miles from Bethel but have only been watching online and have been blown away by what’s been happening in that space. God has absolutely been moving and shaping students and staff.
I had to step away from the feed for about an hour but was once again overwhelmed when I came back to see a student playing a guitar and leading those who are there in a time of musical worship. At this time of this posting (around 5:30pm), I am amazed to see a mini-band having formed on stage to lead in music. I believe this has impacted a lot of students, staff, and even others around the world (based on the Twitter feed)
I pray that this continues to resonate inside all those experiencing this. God has a HUGE plan and it will be incredible to see it unveil a little more over the coming months. The lives of these people will never be the same.
UPDATE: You should know that their chapel services begin at 10am and this has been a non-stop movement that has been continuous throughout from about 10, lasting until about 5:30pm. At this time (around 5:30pm) they are starting to wrap this up but will be offering a continued service later this evening at 9pm.