For those of you who don’t know, I have recently started my college career at UNT in Denton. Also, for those of you who don’t know, UNT is a very diverse school. Some wouldn’t like that, but I love it. I love my school. I love my campus. I think it’s so beautiful. The campus itself and the people I’m surrounded by. But there has been one thing lately that has really stuck out to me as I walk around campus.
Before moving to Denton, my church youth group all went on prayer walks around our campuses. I walked around MSU with other college students, while they prayed for MSU, I prayed for my campus. I didn’t really know what was going to come of what I had been praying until I arrived. The first day, I met a young woman named Kimber, she is a part of Chi Alpha here at UNT, which is a campus ministry. She immediately stood out to me. We have become close and she has begun sharing some of the things God has laid on her heart with me. One being Kerr Hall, which is my dorm, the “party dorm”. Still by this point I wasn’t sure what God was trying to reveal.
This Tuesday I attended my first Chi Alpha service and let me tell you, God was waiting on me there. We sang this song with the lyrics, “Pull me a little closer, take me a little deeper, I wanna know your heart”, at the time I was just singing. But those three lines have been stuck in my head and I have caught myself singing them in my head as I walk around campus. And today I realized what God has been trying to show me.
As I examined the students around me, I realized one thing, we are all so different but we are all brought together by one thing, this campus. Isn’t that the same for us as Christians, we are all different, but we are all brought together by one thing, God. We all have different backgrounds, different pasts, and we’ve all experienced different things. And it touched my heart that a good majority of this campus doesn’t even know who God is, or if they do they dont’ have a good picture. It just broke my heart. These students are all here to make a name for themselves, but what will a name for yourself do for you when your time comes? NOTHING. These students are all so lost. They are searching for something to live for. As I walk around campus humming those lyrics I can just feel God showing me his heart for my campus. He is longing to know these students. He is longing for a relationship. He wants to save them. These students aren’t going to look for God unless we as Christians show them a reason to.
I have felt called to reach these students here at UNT while I’m here. I know that God has a plan for me as well as these students. And God is going to use my compassion to reach out to these students and show his love for them.
Uncommon Commitment is the theme of UNT Chi Alpha this year and that is what i am aiming for. It isn’t going to be an easy task and I can’t do it by myself, so I ask for your prayers please. This campus needs God and God needs warriors to rise up.