by | Apr 18, 2023 | Leadership, Ministry Leader, Pastor, Surrender


Recap of Episode 183

Unless you live under a rock, you’re likely aware of the revival that broke out at Asbury College in Wilmore Kentucky. What should be our response to what God is doing on college campuses all over the country? Teachability, hunger, surrender.

In Episode 183, we focused on the first word . . . teachability.


  • We don’t manufacture revival . . . we make room for it. Let what God is doing work on you first. Be teachable. Simply be open to how God wants to move freshly on your mind, your heart, your behavior—perhaps in a way that will surprise you.


In Episode 184, we explore the next two words that highlight our response to what God is up to: Hunger, and surrender.


You can listen to the pod here. Here is the video version.

Show notes are below:



  • Psalm 63:1: “O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for You, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” In June I will celebrate 49 years of walking with Jesus.
  • Hunger for God flows from our choices/habits – not the other way around. We acquire a hunger for Jesus over time and through repetition.



  • Philippians 2:9-11: “Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
  • Experiencing revival is not about trying harder. It’s not about getting more religious. Revival ultimately is about surrender. In Episode 183, we said that we cannot manufacture revival . . . instead we make room for it. One way we make room for a fresh move of God is when we hand over what God puts His finger on. We can be teachable, and hungry . . . but without surrender, a fresh move of God’s Spirit in our lives will be elusive.
  • Jesus meets us in the place of surrender.
    • Surrender is not just a one-time event. I come back to the place of surrender again and again. Surrender sounds like this: “Lord I take everything I know about myself, and I surrender it to everything I know about You.”