I learned so much this year about this one thing: passion. Not the weird "lovey-dovey" kind of passion, but intense passion for God. Whenever Jon prayed, I couldn't help but tear up - God spoke through him in miraculous ways this week, and it really touched me. Also, on Thursday night when Jimmy spoke to us, his *passion* for God was so apparent, and I learned so much from him, as well. But most of all, when everyone was singing so *passionately* at once, I felt God's presence in ways that I've never felt Him before. He loves each and every person, and He will never let us go - and THAT blows my mind.
The words of the main song this week, "Give Me Faith", really hit me. Here's just a few:
"Give me faith to trust what You say.
That You're good, and Your love is great.
I'm broken inside I give you my life."
That song helped me (and continues to help me) admit that I AM BROKEN, and so is everyone else in this broken world. But with God, nothing's impossible, and I *passionately* believe in those powerful words.