Passion 2017

image-1-7-17-at-6-07-pmOn January 2-4, 2017, 60,000 college kids filled the Georgia Dome, and the stadium shook as they praised God. It was an experience that truly cannot be put into words. Many people say millennials have abandoned their faith. However, those people definitely have not attended Passion before because WOW IT WAS AWESOME.

Passion was almost too much to process. Between the famous speakers and bands, it was one incredible moment after another. At one point, the stadium went black, and CARRIE FREAKING UNDERWOOD APPEARED OUT OF NOWHERE and performed “Something in the Water.” (Haha can you tell I was excited?) As I was trying to recover from that craziness, they hit us with the fact that they were giving every single person in the stadium a free copy of the Jesus Bible. They raised $800,000 to do this!

Crazy.

Oh! Did I mention that in a stadium full of broke college kids, we sponsored ALL of the children on the waitlist in El Salvador, Tanzania, Rwanda, Indonesia, and many in Bolivia with Compassion International? I MEAN WHAT?! It was incredible. :’) {*happy tears*} Haha there were a lot of “happy tears” moments.

Crazy.


{There were so many amazing speakers who gave incredible messages, but these are just two of the people who impacted me the most.}


Christine Caine

“You will not build the life you want to live without endurance… You do not build endurance on the path of least resistance.”

Endurance. It is a HUGE component of having faith. We have to endure the hard times. We cannot stop believing when times get tough. When we endure, our faith grows so much stronger.

“You can’t say you are going to do great things for God one day if you are not doing anything today.

This hit me hard. I have such big dreams for what I want to do in the future. But, so many times I get stuck doing just that dreaming.

“Do nothing of selfish ambition… Not even Jesus did what He wanted to do. He did what God wanted Him to do.”

I had never thought of it this way, but it is so TRUE. Seek God’s plans before your own always. Then, be obedient to His call.

“CHRIST ENDURED EVERYTHING.”

Whoa. Nuff said.


Francis Chan

“We value our own thoughts too much.”

As a professional overthinker, this couldn’t be more true. I always get utterly stuck in my head, my plans, and desperate grasp for control of my life. HA! Nice one, Cat. How about checking out the next thing Francis Chan said. 

“God’s thoughts are infinitely higher than ours.”

Preach, Francis, Preach. God’s thoughts are infinitely higher than ours. Therefore, God’s plans are infinitely greater than ours, and God’s grasp on our lives is infinitely stronger and better than ours could ever be. Which leads us to: 

Stop listening to yourself and trust in God.”

Can I get an Amen?! 🙌


Honestly, I could write pages about those three days in Atlanta, but I’m going to end it here:

If you ever get the chance to attend the Passion Conference, go.

XOXO,

Cat

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