I do not know how you spent your new year, but I was praising Jesus with 54,999 of my closest friends. My brothers and I attended the Passion Conference held in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. It was the most awesome incredibly powerful spirit moving experience I have ever attended. Over the three days, we heard from Louie Giglio, Francis Chan, Beth Moore, Christine Caine and Levi Lusko. I enjoyed all of the speakers, but the most effective was Lou Giglio. On Wednesday night, he spoke on Ephesians 3: 15-19 that says,
“From whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with of the Lord holy people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of God and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
Louie pointed out things I never considered…
“To describe the love of Christ Paul paints a picture of a cross. The cross at a certain angle makes an x; meaning Christ canceled your guilt and shame.”
That opened my eyes. For years, I kept my guilt and shame between God and me. I never really clicked that the guilt from my sins and the shame from those decisions is canceled. I do not have to feel guilt and shame. God has canceled my debt and called me His friend.
On January 3, 2016, I started the year off with a re-dedicatation to Jesus Christ. There is no other way to start the New Year, in my opinion.
“It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” Galatians 2:20
Much Love and Many Blessings,