New Beginnings

I love the turning of the new year. It always brings with it the determination to change. Most of the time, that determination fades before MLKJ Day arrives. But still, it’s a good feeling having the chance to start over in a sense.

I am here at Jarrod’s house in Gainesville. I just got done with the first half of my vacation from my vacation. It is still winter break, but I have the bowl game trip and Passion 2010 back to back! LSU went to the Capital One Bowl in Orlando. Thus, Tigerband goes to Disneyworld and Universal Studios! The worst part of the trip was the game itself. We lost and it was cold and wet. Not good times. But the rest of the trip was fantastic. Lots of laughs. I got to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. There isn’t much better than that.

Jarrod picked me up and tomorrow we will head to Atlanta for the Passion 2010 conference. In a nutshell, it is all about stirring up a passion in college students’ hearts to see their campus and their world come to know how beautiful it is to know Jesus. I’m all about that too. It will be 4 days of prayer and worship and teaching and fellowship and I’M SO EXCITED. I hope my expectations aren’t too high. But I really am expecting God to do some unbelievable things. I’m talking God-sized things. There is nothing that will change you more drastically than being a part of God-sized things. I expect to come home changed.

You can be a part of what God is doing though Passion too! You can pray. It’s a very simple concept that doesn’t require a huge sacrifice of time of money. You can pray for every single soul there, that God would speak at least one thing into their lives. That every single person will come home with a clear and specific mandate given to them. You can pray for safe travels. People are coming from ALL OVER the world. You can pray that God would use this to spark a spiritual movement that spreads like wildfire across the campuses all around the world.

I’m so excited with what God has been stirring in my heart as the spring semester arrives! I’ll share with you all soon. I want it to be in conjunction with what He did at Passion. Hold on to your stockings, it’s gonna be friggin crazy.