Monday, March 12, 2012

Heart Changing, Awe Inspiring

I feel like I have gotten hit by an 18 wheeler. This first sentence does not go with the title.

Yet it fits. It's the after effect of being moved so powerfully by the Spirit.

Heart changing, Awe inspiring.

D*Weekend. Was. Absolutely. Amazing.

God used so many people to show me so many things- even a friend my age.

280 people- I guarantee- each and everyone of them were moved by the Lord in some way.

I can't describe it in words- and if you had the opportunity to go and chose not to, you missed out on the best weekend that will take place this year- but don't worry- there's always next year.

God moved in the Civic Center. With arms high and voices raised to our almighty Lord- His presence was there, among all 280 people.

He moved hearts in mighty ways. He moved hearts towards a direction of being a light for the world. For being Christ's reflection- how could you miss out on being Christ's reflection? He chose you and me to be his reflection to show the world how amazing and wonderful and graceful and merciful and faithful he is. Do it. I dare you too. So does my youth pastor. And so do the 280 people at D*Weekend.

Be a light. Shine brighter than you ever have before- for Him and only Him.

I get chills just thinking about Saturday night's worship session- everyone(almost everyone) had their arms raised (including me and all my friends beside me) because we were praising our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and in that moment we didn't care about anything else but shining for him.

"So I'll stand with arms high and heart abandoned, in awe of the one who gave it all!"

"Holy are you God, Holy is your name, with everything I've got, my heart will sing how love you!"

"Beautiful Lord, awesome and mighty, I'm captured by this love I see!"

These words echoed through the civic center this weekend and He moved in the building more powerfully than He ever has before.

I was texting a friend after church yesterday and we were just saying back and forth to each other the awe and the wonder and the amazing things that happened this weekend, how several of our friends were moved and we were there to see Christ break their hearts- we both learned so much through them. God used them to teach she and I so much- and we couldn't be more thankful for that opportunity.

Heart changing and awe inspiring.

And feeling like I got hit by an 18 wheeler- it's so totally worth it.


For a small small glimpse at this weekend watch the video, by Iron Kite Films at the end of the post on the link. D*Weekend