22 Nuggets from Awaken Alum

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words-of-wisdom from Awaken DTS alumni

Go God! Read culture of honor, be completely real and completely open to whatever God has for you. – Jon Fjeld (AWAKEN 2011)

Be open to anything that God wants to get rid of, move through, or change. And trust Him that He knows what He is doing, and ultimately it’s for the best. 🙂 – Lauren Patton (AWAKEN 2010)

Paul YunPeople fail in life and Jesus will help you redeem yourself, if you believe. A famous soccer player told me nothing is impossible with God. BELIEVING is important to me when I went to DTS and that is how I got closer to God is having a child like FAITH and BELIEVING. Dont be shy step out early. – Paul Yun (AWAKEN 2011)

To come in with no lose ends at home. Concentrate on your relationship with your Daddy. – EJ Cristobal (AWAKEN 2011)

It doesn’t matter where you are spiritually because god will meet you where your at. Don’t compare yourself with everyone else, your on a person journey with Jesus and its going to look different. – Whitney Golden (AWAKEN 2011)

Don’t expect anything, go there with an open mind and an open heart. Seek God in all that you do and set yourselves free! God doesn’t expect anything from you so don’t expect anything from Him, all he wants is your love and your willingness. So don’t be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone to praise the one that loved you first. – Rachel Pressley (AWAKEN 2011)

Pray, Pray, Pray, Seek, Seek, Seek and ask for God to transform hearts every day! – Daniel Vendramini (AWAKEN 2010)

Willingness – David Swenson (AWAKEN 2011)

Let go! Let go! Let go! Let go of insecurities, fears, regrets, bitterness, etc. Just be open to whatever the Lord wants to do, because it will be great!! – Kaylan Anderson (AWAKEN 2011)

God wants to meet you more than you may want to meet Him. How he loves you, you are his beloved and He wants to love you. Thats what we were created for to be loved by Abba and with that love, love him back. Be expectant for God to move because he always does. I guarantee you your life will be transformed. When you feel God is close keep pressing in, when you feel He is far away keep pressing in, keep pressing because it’s worth it. – Josh Farrell (AWAKEN 2011)

Bring sunscreen – Ruthie Hagg (AWAKEN 2011)

Don’t be scared to take a step of faith. Don’t let money be an issue. – Jonatas Da Silva (AWAKEN 2010)

Take full advantage of everything that’s offered to you and don’t leave with any regrets. Focus on meeting God in that secret place and be open and willing for the amazing things God wants to do in you and through you! – Jenna Bergen (AWAKEN 2011)

Seek God in EVERYTHING; from intimate moments in the prayer room [which y’all should def spend time in!] to day trips to the beach. He will use you as much as you allow Him to, so ABANDON ALL! Seize this moment, it will not come again in such a way. – Janine Truppay (AWAKEN 2011)

Janine TruppaySay “YES” to God. From that place of willingness and surrender your life will be transformed. – Amy Handegard (AWAKEN 2011)

Do not strive for acceptance, but thrive through relationship. – Amy Handegard (AWAKEN 2011)

Get ready for a great adventure! Life is definitely not going to be dull. 🙂 – Shalom Mccliman (AWAKEN 2010)

Don’t let individuality be divided into two personas based on earthly pressures to perform. Let our vision not be cataract’d with a cloudy view, but enhanced through clarity in TRUTH. – Amy Handegard (AWAKEN 2011)

Don’t be afraid to let the Holy Spirit move through you how He desires, He knows the perfect touch to give you when you need it most, don’t be afraid, and resist Him, if He wants to move through you a certain way. – Jared Levasseur (AWAKEN 2010)

Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God. – Amy Handegard (AWAKEN 2011)

God wants to meet you more than you may want to meet Him. How he loves you, you are his beloved and He wants to love you. Thats what we were created for to be loved by Abba and with that love, love him back. Be expectant for God to move because he always does. I guarantee you your life will be transformed. When you feel God is close keep pressing in, when you feel He is far away keep pressing in, keep pressing because it’s worth it. – Josh Farrell (AWAKEN 2010)

Chris Farrell“Oh child of Mine! “I Am”, and I’m excited. For I have already been preparing your hearts for this day. Oh how beautiful you are to Me! Do not fear ANYTHING My child, for I hold you in My hands. I already know you, and I’m going to LOVE you to “Life In ME!” Father, in Jesus name, I thank you for your Holly Name and your great mercy Jesus. Father, I thank You for Calvin and the rest of the DTS staff and leaders preparing with You, seeking Your heart and Your will God for this up and coming group. Father Lord, may you show them Your Glory! Jesus, may You make Your home in them. Rabbi, teach them Your way, Your truth, Your life! Impart Your all together loving heart into there hearts Father. Enable them to “love”, the way You “love” them!!! May You shine Your Light threw them. And may it all be for Your glory Father, unto Your will! Father, may this group hurry the day of Your coming Kingdom. For we long to see that day, when You, Jesus take up Your throne in Jerusalem! Thanking You Father for listening and acting on this and all our prayers. Your so good, and I give you all the glory. For it’s all You and may it always be that way. Love You Father, in Jesus name amen. – Chris Farrell (AWAKEN 2011)