WOW! That pretty much sums up what took place at Pursue the Passion this weekend in NC.
The music was awesome! It was a full band!
The Women’s ministry team were tops!
The drama was incredible!
The 800+ women were as precious as they could be–even those in the over flow room. I loved hangin’ out with you gals!
And the prayer team knew how to pray down heaven! In fact, they were the most Pentecostal Methods I’ve ever met in my life!
God’s Presence filled the auditorium! Lives were transformed, fears were released, and wounds were covered by the balm of God’s love. I never tire from watching God at work. He blows me away with His goodness every time.
This annual event is the highlight of this community. It gets bigger and better every time. Next year’s speaker is Jennifer Rothschild. Don’t miss it! I just may go myself.
Thank you women of Greenville, NC, it was an honor getting to know all of you!
On another note: If you’ve popped over from Renee’s blog, welcome! I hope my article pertaining to the D-6 principle was inspiring. A few months ago, I posted 12 ways parents can pray for their children’s future spouse. (Even if your child is a toddler, it’s NEVER too late to start!) Most felt that these tools, taken from God’s Word, were beneficial. Soooo, I thought—why not share them again! Here they are…
1. Help my child’s spouse to remain a virgin. Guard him/her from “outer-course” (petting experiences); abuse; harassment; and pornographic content in music, photographs, and movies (Col. 3:5).
2. Make my daughter’s spouse a man after God’s own heart, a maturing Christian who can take a spiritual leadership role that encourages my daughter toward deeper spiritual growth (Eph. 5:25-28).
3. Develop in my child’s mate a desire to seek and ask forgiveness when wrong from both God and man (1 Jn. 1:8-9).
4. Show my daughter’s spouse do what you want him to do with his life. Help him to seek your purpose for his creation (1 Tim. 4:12).
5. Teach my child’s spouse the basics of spiritual warfare, how to flee temptation, how to take thoughts captive, and how to stand firm against the devil’s schemes (1 Pet. 5:8-9, 2 Cor. 10:3-5, Jas. 4:7-8).
6. Help my child’s spouse to become a master of good, uplifting communication. Protect him/her from foul language and angry response (Col. 3:8).
7. Give my child’s spouse deep, satisfying personal relationships that will prepare him/her for marriage without compromising his purity (1 Thess. 4:3-8).
8. Teach my child’s spouse to be a good parent. Give his/her parents good parenting skills, and, if not, provide him with a godly role model. Be the Father to the fatherless if he has no father (Ps. 68:5-6).
9. Give my child’s spouse a hunger for God through prayer and Bible study (Mt. 13:23).
10. Help my child’s spouse to make a commitment to the truth, to choose honesty in every situation, even when tempted to lie to lessen punishment or consequences (Eph. 4:25).
11. Give my child’s spouse a proper attitude toward money in giving, receiving, and working. Help him/her learn how to budget, save, and tithe (1 Tim. 6:6-11).
12. Make my child’s spouse considerate and sensitive, a giving, loving Christian who can place others needs before his/her own without losing his/her personal identity (1 Jn. 3:16-18).