In a surprising turn of events, Zach and I ended up being invited down to Passion 2013 in Atlanta.
This was maybe the coolest thing I saw all day. A 6-plug iphone charger?! JUMP. BACK.
Oh and I saw lots of these. I don't think you're allowed on that stage without cool shoes. Ha!
Anyways, Zach and I had a great time, but God really used this opportunity to teach me something significant. Right before the evening session, everyone involved - speakers, worship leaders, musicians, etc. all gather for prayer in the green room. Zach and I were in there at the time and it was so strange to stand 4 ft from John Piper and have my hand on Jason Ingram's shoulder as we prayed over Lecrae, Louie Giglio, Kari Jobe, etc and the upcoming night. Like seriously ya'll, it was cray cray. Within 20 ft of me, there was everybody from (all those previously named in this post plus spouses) to Ed Cash, Kristian Stanfill, Christy Nockels, Brett Yonker, and on and on it went. Zach and I were just.. stunned and honored to be standing in this prayer circle and in these people's presence! But then, God struck me with the ultimate truth-
Standing in that room with "famous people" was no privilege or honor at all. The real privilege is being chosen by God. As the room filled with prayers, my eyes filled with tears over the fact that the creator of the universe chose me to be his child and to lavish his love upon me. Seriously?! The weight of that pressed on me like never before and I was so moved by God's love and grace in my life. Those "famous people"... although they are very talented and have a love for God, they are wretches just like everybody else. No one compares to Christ Jesus and as cheesy as it sounds, he's the ultimate superstar and I am completely starstruck by his awesomeness, but even more blown away by the fact he asks me into his family and to call him 'father' FOREVER.