The fall semester is approaching quickly! Next month we will welcome a new class of freshmen to our campuses, and hopefully, to our churches. You've likely put some things on the calendar in anticipation of that busy season. But are you ready?
Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 3:7, "So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow." We can plant and we can water. We can make "To Do" lists, and update our social media, but we will not be ready if we have not prayed and asked the Lord for his presence in our ministries.
What could happen if we would ask Him? Immeasurably more than we could ask or imagine. If we are not praying for our ministry and our students, we are missing out. If we are not leading our students to pray for God to move, we are subtly communicating to them that our human efforts are sufficient. Do we want to see what we can do in our college ministries this year, or what God can do?
If you're making plans for the fall semester, make plans to pray. Pray for your students. Pray that God would move in your church and in your college ministry. Pray that He would do more than you could ask or imagine. Then lead your students, and even your church, to do the same.