Sunday, 1 September 2013

Momentum 2013

So, I've just been to Momentum. I say just, but it was actually 4 days ago now. I'm just so tired! I haven't really been able to catch up on sleep since! I feel so exhausted! And because we snacked constantly throughout the 6 days, I am now constantly hungry! So hard to get back into the swing of things after just 6 days off, eh?

So onto the good stuff!

The actual festival was actually incredible. Definitely next year! I loved it so much and learnt so much. 

The first two days were about being in a community, and that we all need community around us to keep us in check, and to help us through our own journey with God. We need people around us to discuss with and to make sure we're not lonely. So many Christians think all we need is God, and that we shouldn't need anyone else, and that is SO NOT TRUE! Jesus himself had twelve friends to stay around him. That doesn't mean we don't need to have alone time with God, course not! But we do need people around us. 

Then I learnt so much about God and homosexuality, and how the church as a whole have gone round it so so so so so much the wrong way. They pick and choose 'sins' and forget that there are actual people with actual feelings behind the act. It's not just a sin. There was a man there who took two seminars, and he was gay, and married with two children. He was only still there in the church because he was supported by the leaders of his church who taught him the proper biblical principles on homosexuality, but also led him to make his own decisions. Don't you think God is big enough for that?! 

Then Bobby from Chicago came and told an amazing story about healing THREE DIFFERENT PEOPLE on one plane ride. How amazing is Jesus?! 'Faith' is spelt R-I-S-K. 

Then there was an amazing preach on theology of work, and how we should worship God with our work lives. Work isn't just a nuisance till we retire. We have to enjoy it, and do it to the best of our ability as well, in homage to God.

Then there was the holy spirit bits, when he moved through people and filled 'em all up. Wow. It's so amazing to hear people from all round the big top laugh, and laugh and laugh.
There was one session though, where God was invited to break people's hearts, and show them the pain he feels for things happening in the world. Oh. My. Goodness.
The noise was horrific. There were people screaming from all round, and it wasn't just like a scream, it was like they were having their arms ripped off. It was heartbreaking for me to think that this is what God was feeling. His screams were going through these people. It was so sad. The people were obviously not hurt themselves, but God showed them things that he knew they were going to help him in. It was refreshing to know that side of things though.
But there were a lot of people healed, and lots of prophesy's, such as "there's someone here who have had 4 relationships, one after another, and one of your partners died.. Can you come and make yourself known, so we can pray for you." And the exact person came!
There was another who had two siblings die, and they were fearing for their own mortality, and many, many more. It's so amazing to hear God talk through people. Wow.
And I think they were the main points, yep. Well, until next time chaps.


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