Emilie [diligent worker] Lauren [guarded by God]

Sunday, February 7, 2010

GU....what now?

Generation Unleashed was such an amazing conference. I felt refreshed and revived and ready.... ready for whatever God had in store, ready to set aside the things or this world and run full heartedly after the Lord, ready to dig in everyday.

But now, not even 10 hours later, I feel apathetic, lost, confused and ...well, not sure what next. I don't desire to jump into my bible, or run around saying how much I love Jesus. If I asked God to continue what he started there, why have I seem to come up short?

So...what next God?

I woke up in the morning worried... scared to go home and face people when I am not exactly sure what I learned, what happened, or why exactly I thought this conference was so amazing. God, what did you do in me? What vision did you begin to set? What NEXT GOD!?!? I don't see a camp high in me; but I don't see a course of action or something I undoubtedly learned and felt was God.

I want to see crazy things happen God. I want to expect more from the God of the universe. The power that conquered the grave lives in me. Why can't I use that power to change the world? Well, the answer is that I can use that power, I'm just not ...why?

God, I know you had something prepared for me this weekend. Currently, I am not sure what that was, but I am open to what your spirit has for me. Fill me up more than ever before with your spirit. I want you and you alone. Give me new desire, new boldness, new vision, new excitement, a new heart.

Don't focus on what needs to be done; focus on what he has done. 

Friday, February 5, 2010

GU- break down

Over the mountains and through the city to Generation Unleashed we go....

Saving POWER. 
"I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes." Roman 1:16

 [night one]
The presence of God definitely could be felt last night. There was no denying it. It's like Monique said, the presence of God is so undoubtedly there, the only way you can miss it is if your willing to enter in to it. Pastor Ponch spoke tonight about the tipping point, the tipping point for break through.

Saving power- a divine work of the cross that can turn the sinners life of worthlessness into a priceless work of absolute greatness.

Without Christ, our life is purposeless. Greatness is in me because of Christ's living word in me.

Three Keys to Breakthrough modeled by Paul
 1. He was not ashamed.
"I am not ashamed, because I know the things Christ has for me."
Mark 16:15, 1 Corinthians 10:13
2. He understood the gospel message
Truth and revelation of what Christ has brought- freedom.
John 3:16
God- wants relationship with man
Man- free will
Problem... All sinners
Solution... Jesus came and died on the cross.
3. Power of Christ- saving power
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you." Acts 1:8
Releasing the power of God- Luke 4:18-19
 -preach the good news
-proclaim freedom (pray for people in bondage)
-recovery of sight (pray for healing) Mark 16:17, Is. 53:5 ...Reach for God before Advil.
-release the oppressed (love the oppressed with God's love)
-proclaim the year of the Lord's favor (take the opportunity to preach and you will see God's saving power)

 [day two]
 morning session
 You can't underestimate Jesus and a life of serving him.
Matthew 28:16-20
GO. verb. heart position. to DO, wherever you are, GO after God.
Acts 1:8 Change the world; where you are at.
Faith is knowing you are at the right place at the right time.

high school session
Eph. 5:1
1 Cor. 13 all about love
the word of God and prayer- where break through is set in place
Predetermined Purity.
purity is not simply virginity.
purity is walking in accordance with God.
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9
Purity-state of being umixed and undefined. To be innocent and blameless. To be free from any pollution or contamination.
purity proclamation- Today, I choose to live a pure life. I reject a life of sin, shame, and selfishness. I choose to live a life set apart for Christ.
Purity must be predetermined.
Gal. 5- FREEDOM.
Purity is the battlefield of our generation.
-the way we dress
We need to know where our battlefield is, so we can predetermine a strategic and effective plan to fight it.
1Thess. 4:3-7
Purity is first a thing that starts from the inside. It starts with the word of God- living and active in you. That is the way to overcome. Then you must let the purity on the inside show to the outside.
Possessing Purity:
-we are called to possess purity.
-possessing purity is first internal/non-tangible
-possessing purity is also external/tangible
-possessing purity is inside-out
Four Keys to Possessing Purity:
1. Guard your eyes!
2. Guard your mind! (Romans 12:2)
3. Guard your heart
mind is a battlefield, heart is where your treasure is stored.
Serve God out of a doctrine of "yes". Yes to God, not no to the world. Relationship not religion.
4. Guard my ears
flee temptation.
"A little Poop in the brownies"

afternoon session
In and Through You
A generation in Crisis
Eph. 6:10-12
Learning comes from application
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." 1 Cor. 1:18-Saving power
When you stop focusing on yourself and start focusing on Christ and his saving power, lives WILL be saved.
A power-tool is going to be useless unless it is connected to a power source. Our power source is God.
His SAVING POWER in me will:
-Save me.
-deliever me.
-heal me. Mark 16:18
-empower me. John 17:18

Breakout session: Worshiping in the presence of God