Wednesday, September 23, 2009

See You at the Pole

A young man named Josiah began one of the greatest revivals and awakenings in the Old Testament. Josiah had become king of Israel at the age of 8. Scripture tells us that at the age of 16, he began to pursue God passionately. Like his forefather, David, he began to show signs of godliness early on and gained the respect of the people. 2 Kings 22:2 states, “He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and walked in all the ways of his father, David, not turning aside to the right or to the left.”

This resulted in
radical obedience getting rid of everything that did not honor God and challenging everyone around him to do likewise. These actions resulted in a mighty move of God in his day — actually, one of the greatest ever!

Our theme verse for See you at the Pole™ comes from the heart of this story. Right after the newly discovered scriptures were read to Josiah, the Bible says, “When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes.” In other words, his heart was pierced with conviction.

 King Josiah heard the words of God and proclaimed:

“Go and pray to God for me and for the people . . .“ —2 KINGS 22:13a (The Message) 
Young people around the world will meet on their campuses to engage their friends, their school, their communities, and their world for His glory. Join me today, This Day, by lifting them up in prayer. 

Peace and Joy,

2 Corinthians 13:14 (NIV) May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

1 comment:

Heart2Heart said...


My oldest daughter, Caitlyn took part in her schools, See You at the Pole today when we dropped her off a little early. People were just beginning to gather, teachers and students alike, all standing in a circle around the flag pole as other students completely unaware walked by like any other day.

Had I not needed to get my littlest one to the bus, I would have stood there with her and join hands and hearts in prayer today. May God bless those that stood their ground and stood out from the crowd and may it also bless those who witnessed their faith displayed proudly for all to see.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat