Thursday, November 17, 2011

In AWE of an AWESOME God.

I can't even describe the variety of emotions I'm feeling right now. I'm just in awe. I'm speechless and overwhelmed by my God's goodness and faithfulness. I can hardly articulate it. Girls' Night Out was a HUGE success... there were about 500 girls packed into the Capstone room and Marian spoke passionately and powerfully. But thats not what made the night a success. 

The night was successful because the purpose was to see young women surrender their hearts to Jesus. An unbelievable 105 women gave their hearts to Jesus tonight. ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE girls said "Yes" to starting a relationship with God tonight. That is nothing short of a miracle! That is 105 changed lives. 105 souls who were rescued from the darkness of sin and a life without God. Thats about a fifth of the girls who were in attendance tonight. Thats the size of a USC sorority pledge class. Only God can move hearts to surrender like that, not a speaker, not a well marketed event. Only the one true God of the universe, Jesus, can turn hardened hearts to Himself. 

105. And that's not counting the girl who messaged a friend of mine saying, "I'm ready, I know I need to do this, but I don't know how. I need to talk to you tomorrow!" That makes it 105.5 haha. Thats not counting the 7 freshman girls that my friend who is a RM got to explain the gospel to for over an hour after the event. Thats not counting the girl who told me "I know I need Jesus so badly" or the girl who called tonight "an eye opener and a total wakeup call". Thats not counting the girls who already consider themselves Christians but said "Yes" to wanting to know more about growing in their faith. Thats not counting the conversations that are sure to follow in the days and weeks to come. 

Praise my God who is FAITHFUL! People keep thanking me for orchestrating the event tonight, but I just want you all to know that the only thing I've done is be obedient to His calling. I promise if you surrender in obedience to the plans that God has for you, He will BLOW YOUR MIND with His faithfulness. 

If you are one of the 105 girls that began a relationship with Jesus tonight, please get in touch with me. I would love to walk alongside you as you start your new life with Jesus. Transformation comes with revelation of who God is, it doesn't happen overnight. 

If you are one of the girls tonight who left with questions about what it means to follow Jesus, please don't be afraid to ask. Even if you're an athiest or agnostic... bring on the hard questions. I'd love to chat! 

If you are one of the girls who wants to grow in your relationship with Jesus, again, please don't hesitate to talk to me! I would be delighted to help you pursue a deeper relationship with God. 

To all of you who prayed in support of this event, thank you immensely. The Lord heard and answered those prayers in a big way. Please continue to pray as we follow up with girls who made decisions tonight. I'm so thankful that I get to be a part of what God is doing at USC. It's humbling and absolutely incredible. 

"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen!"- Ephesians 3:20