My name is Bryan Meadows and I love my city.
I was born and raised in the city of Atlanta, and have committed myself to seeing revival built here. Since February of 2011 myself and a team of leaders, mostly under the age of 30, have rallied around the belief that REVIVAL is the portion of Atlanta. With great hope, undying passion, and unwavering faith, we have committed our lives to seeing a culture of miracles, a system of signs and a society of wonders be established in Atlanta. I have never seen a group of more passionate leaders that have such a desire for the finger of God to touch every sector, every genre, and every pocket of this region. They inspire me, they encourage me, and they drive me to do what I do, and for that I am thankful.
I was prompted to write this blog, by a song written by one of my favorite groups named LIVRE, the song is called “The Only God”. It exalts the Lordship of Christ, and as I listened and worshiped.. the Lord reminded me that He could and would do the impossible. When it comes to city transformation, we must remember that revival can not be contained within the confines of programs and ritual, but it must be loosed as a fire of absolute unhindered passion and hunger for the things of God.
In January of 2011, something amazing happened to me. I prayed that the Lord would give me His heart for the city of Atlanta.. suddenly a burden came upon me, and I began to weep for hours. I couldn’t stop weeping, and through intercession, I understood that what was taking place was something very sacred and precious. As I wept I began to realize that the seeds of revival that were planted by generations unknown to me were now being watered with the tears of a new generation that yearned to see what our fathers and mothers have so desperately prayed, cried, and even died for. In every city, great men and women have sown their lives to see their region established as a center for raw revival. Well my plea is for you to weep. Weep until you have no more tears and no more strength. Weep until you cannot stand, until you cannot help but believe that God is coming to your city.
Luke 19: 41 And when he was come near , he beheld the city, and wept over it..
When Jesus saw what Jerusalem missed as a result of rejecting him, He wept.. knowing what would come as a result. Our cities desperately need men and women that would weep for them. Our cities are crying out for revival, can you not hear it? We don’t need another service, another religious center, another platform for powerless preachers… we need Noahs that would build REVIVAL in their back yard. We need Abrahams, who regardless of how barren their cities look, will continue to sow. We need Davids who would stop at nothing to bring the presence back to their city. We need Jesus to weep over our city. My plea to you is that you would fall in love with the destiny of your city… fall in love with it’s purpose, with its future… and WEEP FOR YOUR CITY!!!