This post has seriously taken me a long time to sit down and pound out. I have been reflecting and praying about my time at Passion 2014 Atlanta, about the intense moments of worship and the messages that so permeated my heart, and I think that I am finally ready to share with y'all. Let's start on night one. Since they did not do community groups this year as the conference was much shorter, on the first night we were encouraged to meet in groups of 5 with people that we didn't come to the conference with (easy for me since I went alone, which is a crazy story by itself) and to spend 15 minutes answering a question and praying for one another. That question - "What do you want/hope to learn from the Lord here at Passion?" - was a tough one for me to answer. I just wasn't really sure what I was hoping for. But then I remembered my word for the year - pursuit - and I realized that the thing I wanted God to reveal was some clarification on how I should begin pursuing some of the dreams/visions He has put on my heart. So I shared that in my group, and we all prayed for one another.Read More
Here it is: the post where I attempt to explain all that Passion 2012 did to my perspective, my plans, and my heart.
First of all, I should let y'all know much it broke my heart that I wasn't able to make it out there in person. I was so excited to have been given a scholarship, but with my work responsibilities, lack of finances, and procrastination in trying to raise funds I finally realized that it just wasn't going to happen. Even while I was watching the lives streams (because yes, I was absolutely glued to my computer screen for every session), sadness began to creep in as I realized that I could have so easily been one of the 43,000 who were at the dome! As I was praying through it, the Lord actually revealed to me what a blessing it was that I wasn't there physically… uh, what?! But yeah, seriously!Read More