26 July 2015

Hillsong Conference 2015 Europe

All the above photographs belong to the Hillsong team.

Thursday and Friday gone, 23 & 24 July I attended Hillsong Conference nights and the theme to this years conference was 'Speak God we are listening'. I went in so expectant to hear from God and he certainly spoke. Pastor Joseph Prince and Jentezen Franklin preached so profoundly and my heart was full. 
As I always say, an experience such as this can never really be bottled up in the best of videos, photographs or through words intricately strung together, something this special needs to be experienced for one self. When I go into an atmosphere such as this I leave stretched and inspired.

Over the years I've heard people ask, "what is the one cause you fight for?" and to be quite honest I've never had one cause I could actually put a finger on but one thing I do know is:
my heart yearns to see people planted in church and taste the goodness of God. I strongly believe that if a person fellowships long enough, something, one day will certainly be stirred up in their hearts that will ultimately change their lives forever!
It has been my living testimony and what a privilege it is that I get to journey along with my daughter.
Take a peak at the trailer of Hillsong Conference 2016.
*I hope to unpack some of the teachings in future blog posts.
Thank you for passing by.
Stay blessed. 


10 July 2015

Speak we are listening

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Many thanks to Hillsong backstage and Daystar I managed to live stream most of Hillsong Conference 2015 in Sidney last week. The morning show with Phil and Sanga was so ridiculously funny and so kept me awake (considering Australia - U.K time differences). Out of all the messages I listened to I connected with Rick Warren's message on how to hear the voice of God and how to test an impression. Down below are some of the notes I wrote and thought to share with you.  

    • Start with an attitude of submission (Exodus 4). 
    • You must believe that God cares about the details of your life - ( Matthew 10 vs 30). Because he loves us (John 3 vs 16) and love pays attention.
    • When you ask, be specific - (James 1 vs 5-6).   
    • You must believe that God wants to answer your questions - Habakkuk 1 (questions) & 2 (answers). 

     "The reason we seldom hear God's voice is because we are not tuned in"
    1. Withdraw - get intimate with God in a quiet place (Habakkuk 2 vs 1&2).
    2. Wait - calm your thoughts and emotions (Habakkuk 2 vs 1) & be still (Psalm 46).
    3. Sit in silence and wait on God (Psalm 62 vs 5).
    4. Read the Word of God (Habakkuk 2 vs 1).
    5. Write down the insights of what He reveals to you (Habakkuk 2 vs 2&3).
    6. Review regularly what God has shown so you can test the impressions (Habakkuk 2 vs 2).
    Say the word - Hillsong United.
    "How do you test if the Word is from God?"
    1. Ask yourself, is it consistent with the Bible? Does it line up with the Word of God?  (Luke 21 vs 33).
    2. Will it make me more like Jesus Christ?(2 Corinthians 10 vs 5).
    3. Does my church family confirm it? (Ephesians 3 vs 10). The Christian life is more than believing and its also belonging, you are part of a family so the wisdom of the righteous - Godly council is critical. (Proverbs 11 vs 9).
    4. Is it consistent with how God shaped you? (Ephesians 2 vs 10). Is it how God wired you - talents, strengths etc.
    5.  Is it convicting rather than condemning? (John 16 vs 8) (Revelations 12 vs 10) and do I sense a peace of God about it? (Colossians 3 vs 15).
    I hope you find these notes resourceful and if you do want to listen to all the other messages that were equally profound click here.
    I hope you enjoy and are blessed.
     Thanks for stopping by.

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