The Desperation Vow is a commitment to God. It is not a formalization that you will never fall short of these convictions, but a personal resolution to pursue them.
Read each section. If you agree to the conviction of the four vow elements, click the "I VOW" button for each section.
God visits desperate people. The desperate ones are those that have tasted of God and long for more of Him and His purpose. God reveals Himself to people that ache, pray and fast. He draws near to those that draw near to Him. In view of that, I vow to daily carve out a regular time to be with God to read my Bible and pray.
God delights in my prayers. Every prayer matters to Him. My prayers draw me closer to God and advance the kingdom of God. It is my conviction that God wants His sons and daughters to always pray and not give up. In view of that, I vow to participate in a corporate prayer meeting every week.
God wants me to be holy. He is holy and perfect. My choices matter to God. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, I choose to bend my life around God so that my daily choices reflect Him. In view of that, I vow to fast something one day per week. This fast will serve as a living reminder to forgo earthly things and to feed upon God.
Jesus commands me to continue His mission by taking the gospel to all people. The destiny of every person matters to Jesus. This year, I vow to focus my time, energy and resources to win one person to Jesus and Spend Myself on behalf of others.
By signing this you join thousands who have pledged to follow the Lord with all their heart, soul, and mind by living a life of passion, intercession, consecration, and mission.
You will receive an e/mail confirming you have signed the Vow. We encourage you to print this out and place it somewhere to remind yourself daily!
As the Desperation Staff we invite you into a lifestyle of desperate pursuit.
Signing the Vow isn't the end, but rather the beginning of your commitment to live a life of passion, consecration, intercession and mission. By signing, you've chosen to give permission to God to speak, lead, convict and stir your heart to live in desperate pursuit of God. During this time when answering this call is still fresh, take the time to make changes and resolves that will position you to walk these out in your daily life. These commitments are not your attempt to earn something from God, they are a response to the Lord moving on your heart to love Him with everything and to be a voice to your generation
"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you" - James 4:8
Commit to spending time alone with God every day. Carve out a place in your daily schedule to worship, pray, read the Word, and listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit. There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with God. The enemy and your flesh will try and stop you from spending this time with the Lord everyday, but if you stick with it, your relationship with God will grow strong and so will your passion for Him. Often times we think passion primarily looks like someone who worships or prays with a lot of intensity. Although our love for God SHOULD spill out into or worship and prayer, living a life of passion primarily looks like building a consistent relationship with Jesus that then flows to every area of your life. The fruit of your closeness and obedience to God will be evident in every thing that you do.
"Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me" - J ohn 14:21
Being "holy" or set apart isn't a title or identity that you or others place on you, its who the Lord says you are. Being consecrated is simply agreeing with who God says you are and making daily decisions to live that out. Committing to be consecrated means committing to be obedient to the authority of Scripture and the guiding voice of the Holy Spirit in your life. Media, music and other influences in your life can be broken down into three categories; moral, amoral, and sinful. Obviously we need to stay away from the blatantly sinful influences, but often times God will call us to leave the amoral behind. These are the things that aren't necessarily good or bad. Laying these things down for a season and sometimes for longer is a willing act of love to God that often brings freedom from distraction and allows the Lord's voice to grow louder in your life. So go ahead, ask the Lord if there's anything that is hindering your relationship with Him in your life. When He speaks, act quickly! Bring in accountability to help you walk these things out. Parents, youth pastors and other godly friends will help you live holy unto The Lord.
"...I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all people" - 1 Tim 2:1
Being an intercessor means that you are praying for what's on God's heart. The Bible says that all believers are priests. People who stand in the gap and minister to God on the behalf of others. We don't pray out of our own sentiment, but we ask for what God is feeling for others and then we pray that back to God while using the scriptures as our guide for what His heart is for people. Prayer changes things. Often we try to bring change into our world without including the Lord in our plans. Prayer is a declaration from the beginning that says "God, we can't do anything on our own strength, would YOU bring YOUR change to this situation". We encourage you to join a daily or weekly prayer meeting at your church or school. If you don't know of a prayer meeting to join, start one!
When mission is brought up, it's normal to have a lump in your throat or butterflies in your stomach. Often it can be easy to love God in secret, but difficult to share that love with others because of fear of what other people will think. Matthew 10:19 encourages us "...do not worry what to say or how you should say it. At that time you will be given what to say". Living on a mission just means that you're looking at people with God's eyes and responding when the Holy Spirit moves on your heart. Many times this means sharing the gospel. Other times it simply means asking someone if they would like prayer, or if you can serve them in any way. Living with mission means you give permission for the Lord to interrupt your daily life so you can be His hands and His feet to a lost and broken world.
For the Lamb's Reward