The Great Experiment

May 1-31, 2018

Tuesday, May 22

Here is today’s inspiration for The Great Experiment — May 1-31, 2018.

Today’s Scripture Reading
Psalm 34:8–10 — Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

Read Psalm 34:1-22 for more context.

Today’s Prayer Points
Worship the Lord for His kindness and provision. Ask Him to satisfy your hunger and to give you even greater experiences of His goodness, so that you can testify of His faithfulness.

Prayer Calls
Mark your calendar for these upcoming Great Experiment video-conference meetings!

Thursday, May 24, 9:00-9:30 PM ET
Sunday, May 27, 9:00-9:30 PM ET

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/711594677 (video optional)

Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833,,711594677#

Or Telephone: +1 (669) 900-6833  Meeting ID: 711 594 677

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What is the Great Experiment?

The Great Experiment is a commitment for the month of May 2018 to seek God in extraordinary ways to see what wonderful things He will do.

James 4:8 -- “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.”

The Great Experiment Commitment

We are trusting God to make His glory known in our lives, communities and nation. We are committing together to the seek the Lord for His divine purposes. In addition to praying fervently, we commit to the following with like-minded friends in Christ for 31 days for the month of May.

Each participant, whether part of a small group or participating as an individual, must commit to the following:

  1. Spending 30 minutes every morning reading the Bible and praying, and also spending time in the evening doing the same (Luke 18:1-8).
  2. Consciously repenting every day of all known sin and putting away everything that may hinder our devotion to Christ (Hebrews 12:1,2).
  3. Seeking God in the morning for the thing the Holy Spirit most desires for us to do that day, writing it down and following up that day (Psalm 143:10).
  4. Looking to share Christ every day and speaking about Christ publicly (Acts 1:8).
  5. (For those participating in groups) Meeting once a week for encouragement and accountability (in-person, skype, or conference call), and staying in touch during the week through whatever works best, e.g. group text, email, etc. (Hebrews 10:24-27).

Why the Great Experiment?

The Great Experiment is the boost you need in your walk with Christ. It will re-energize your faith and give you fresh purpose in God. You will see how you can partner with the Holy Spirit to transform your surroundings.

We are seeking God for sweeping spiritual transformation in America. How else will transformation come unless we, the people of God, rise up to become the Christian revival that is needed?

We are eager, and so is God, for another history-making move of God’s Spirit. What will He do in our time, if we seek Him with all our hearts? Will you answer the call and join the Great Experiment?

Historical Background

Christian renewal has come in the past as Christians have challenged the spiritual status quo and attended to the basics of being followers of Jesus.

In 1904, the small country of Wales experienced a national revival and impacted several other nations as they focused daily on four simple truths.

  1. Confess all known sin, receiving forgiveness through Jesus Christ
  2. Remove anything in your life that you are in doubt or feel unsure about
  3. Be ready to obey the Holy Spirit instantly
  4. Publicly confess the Lord Jesus Christ

This six-minute video tells the amazing story of the Welsh Revival.

In 1970, a similar effort was carried out by a few devoted students at Asbury University who changed the entire campus and significantly impacted the nation. A one hour chapel service lasted for 8 days without ceasing — 24 hours a day. Churches from around the US invited Asbury students to tell their congregations what happened. Almost everywhere the students went, a great move of the Spirit accompanied them.

This six-minute video relates the amazing events of the Asbury Revival.

How does the Great Experiment work?

The Great Experiment is best carried out in small groups of 3-10 people, although individuals may sign up without a group. Christian Union Day and Night will support small group leaders to fulfill the Great Experiment.

Whether part of a small group or not, each participant commits to fulfill the five steps of the Great Experiment on a daily basis. Those in groups meet once per week to remain accountable and share testimonies of God’s work.

Day and Night will also host conference calls throughout the month to hear testimonies from groups and individuals from around the country.