Passion 2017

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” -2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)

I had the incredible privilege of beginning this year in Atlanta, gathered in The Georgia Dome alongside 55,000 other young people to exalt the name of Jesus above all else. Words cannot even describe the overwhelming feeling of wholehearted worship I encountered, hearing the echoes of a multitude of other voices mingle with my own in song. I have complete confidence that God was active in those few days of astonishing clarity, masterfully crafting His plan in the lives of every single attendee. My breath is stolen simply thinking about it. Truthfully, I am humbled that I could be even a very minute part of such a beautiful movement.

Amongst many others, Christine Caine greatly inspired me at Passion Conference as she strode boldly across the stage, gesturing to her listeners with urgency and meaning, and even dropped to the ground suddenly to perform an impressive number of pushups. I scribbled down copious notes, some of which I will share with you below, dear reader.

  • Let us run our race with endurance. {Hebrews 12}
  • endurance -> hypomone (“to remain underneath”)
  • Do not throw away your confidence; you will have your victory.
  • [In the midst of today’s chaos] He is still upon His throne, and the government is still upon His shoulders.
  • A destiny is for you that is far greater than your past.
  • Do not despise small beginnings.
  • If you’re not faithful here, you won’t be fruitful there.
  • Do not insult God with your small imagination.
  • Not my own will… but the will of Him who sent me.
  • When you are enamored with Jesus, nothing else matters.

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