Jesus Culture Conference in New York
They were amazing live. Their live singing voices sound like the music we listen to every day. Kim Walker doing her thing as Kim Walker was crazy lol. She was so powerful and she seemed to be so in tune with the Holy Spirit that every time she said/sang something, I couldn’t help but be in awe of what struck me.
The thing that was even more amazing was that people of all race came together to worship one God. White people, black people, asian people and EVEN BROWN PEOPLE came to this conference. Maybe because I was only exposed to Korean Christians, this amazed me. I really wanted to sit next to a big black sassy woman because I really wanted to see how she would worship and stuff but it didn’t happen hahah.. but I did hear a black woman a little bit behind me reacting to Bill Johnson’s sermon and I was happy because I got to hear a black person react to the Holy Spirit. MUCH RESPECT!
At the end of his sermon, Bill Johnson made alter calls and it was for healing. Now at this point I was like ‘eh whatever’ but he was like, ‘Anyone with previous head trauma, such as concussions….maybe from playing football?’ and I felt Lisa’s eyes piercing through my heart as if she was like ‘YEAH I KNOW SOMEONE!’ Next he said, ‘Anyone with cartilage problems, such as the knees?’ Once again, Lisa’s eyes.. lol then he asked, ‘Anyone that has broken their RIGHT ANKLE before and it hasn’t healed correctly and is giving them problems?’ Now at this point, I was like this guy is crazy.. everything he said, is….. ME! He told people to look around and look for the people with the physical problems and some people found me and prayed for me and although I didn’t feel anything funky going on in my ankle or knee, I did feel better. It was crazy because during worship I could barely stand because my ankle was KILLING me, but there I was jumping on it and bending it as if nothing was wrong.
I realized something yesterday. I am HUNGRY for God’s presence and I am STARVING for his glory. Seeing the wave of people lifting their hands, not caring about the people next to them was so uplifting for me. Even though I went to the conference expecting nothing, I left with an imprint on my heart. I definitely felt God tugging at me. Not a physical tug, but just watching the people around me worshiping, I felt as if God was asking me, ‘How badly do you want this, because I want you so much more.’ I couldn’t help but cry (even though I fought the tears as hard as I could lol). That was what I was looking for the last few months. I wanted that encounter. Of course after every good thing, something ALWAYS manages to piss me off and it’s usually crazy/reckless drivers. Anyway, I was truly amazed yesterday and now that DR missions is right around the corner, I feel ready and energized. Thank you Jesus.