Tuesday, July 27, 2010

About a week ago:

Me: It will take something like Andrew Wommack himself telling me directly to go to Charis Bible College for me to be sure it's from God. I mean, I know God can work out all the details. Provision is no problem for Him. I just need to know for sure that we're hearing Him correctly. I need to make sure it's not me from an emotional standpoint wanting to go.
David: Well, you never know what God will do...
Me: I know we're going to get answers during Jubilee week. I just know it. God's going to show us so much there. It's going to be great!

Tonight at Jubilee:

We were walking behind the staircase to go pick up Joshua when David pointed Andrew out to me. We went to talk to him. It surprised me that there wasn't a line or anybody really. We just walked right up.

Me: Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself and tell you that you go to the gym with me everyday (hehe).
Andrew: Well, I really hope it does me some good.
Me: I'm Katie.
David: Hi, I'm David, I'm her husband. We only really heard about you a year ago, but God's used your ministry to really impact and change our lives.
Andrew: Where are ya'll from?
Me: Melissa, down by McKinney
Andrew: (nods head)
Me: We've actually been praying about going to Charis.
Andrew: Well, what's to pray about?
Me: (Looking rather blankly at him...)
Andrew: If you have the desire to go, God put it there. Go. The devil's not gonna tell you to go to Bible College. Really. I promise you'll like it.

I don't remember what was said after that...but that sounds like confirmation to me. We're about to have some major life changes!

(I never thought there'd be an opportunity to talk to him - I figured it would be just way to busy and he wasn't even supposed to be there until tomorrow night anyway, so...)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Jubilee Week

Jubilee week starts today!

I love our new church! I cannot wait to be a part of this exciting experience. I truly want my heart to just be in a thankful place entering into this week. God is amazing. He is. I've always known this, but these past few weeks, it's a whole new level. The really cool part is that there's always a whole new level with Him?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

"You cant find the beginning of God until you get to the end of yourself."~~Andrew Wommack

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I don't really have a title for this one

Or really anything to say.

Joshua is snuggled up next to me watching Maisy on tv. He's so stinkin' sweet. I just adore him.

Cody and Emily came home from their mom's this past weekend. Emily is sleeping and Cody and Jacob are at the youth pastor's house after an all-nighter. I believe those people should be nominated for saint-hood. I cannot for the life of me imagine what their house must look like. I mean, they had the equivalent to a slumber party there. There are at least 6 teenage guys who slept over. Usually when that happens, they're up til 4 am or so playing video games and eating anything not tied down. They are saints, I tell you. Saints.

I'm supposed to be at the gym at 9 to meet my new friend, Michelle, and work out. I'm really excited to have met her and have somebody to hang with. We went to the aquafit class yesterday and she said she wasn't really impressed. I like the core workout you get in there, but I know it's not the only thing I need to be doing. I'm so thankful to my sweet husband for helping me to get going on everything.

We're really excited about our new church. We love it!

Monday, July 05, 2010

The Truth Shall Set You Free!!!

I was just listening to Andrew Wommack's series called 'Killing Sacred Cows' when I was given a revelation of the meaning of the Truth setting me free. Andrew was talking about sin.

He talked about extreme Pentecostals who believe that you can lose your salvation if you don't have every sin covered by the Blood of Christ. They believe that you have to continually ask for forgiveness of your sins or if you die you'll go to hell. That's just not true. He then talked about people who are one step below that (me) who believe that you won't lose your salvation, but will lose your communion with God. He'll love you and save you, but He won't talk to you or bless you. You, in effect, step out from under His covering. Both beliefs teach performance-based salvation, and are just not true.

Jesus died once and paid for all the sin of the world. Everything. At the Cross. One time. That's it. Sins committed up to the point that you accept salvation and sins committed in your future. The only sin that sends anybody to hell is rejection of His Son. If you don't accept that atonement, that one-time, atonement...that's what sends people to hell.

Once understanding of what he was talking about hit me, I heard the Holy Spirit remind me of that scripture about Truth setting me free and honestly, I feel set free. A literal weight has been removed. Chains have been unbound. I feel FREE!!! Note to self: send Andrew Wommack some fan email.

Now, there are those who would say that people believe this way so that they can do whatever they want. What will cause a person to keep serving God and want to walk a Christian life? Love. Plain and simple. If you are sold out in love with God, you will desire to serve Him. After all, Jesus said, "If you love me, obey my commandments" (John 14:15, NLT).