Friday, December 31, 2010

One Thing Conference, Bringing in the New Year!

Hi Family & Friends,

Joyful expectation for an amazing 2011 because the King lives!
Jesus! 

I'm so happy. 

I've been at an IHOP (International House of Prayer) annual conference in Kansas City called One Thing. (The other house is for pancakes.) 
The title comes from Psalms 27, "One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek, that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life; to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple." 

This is what we've been doing for the past 3 wonderful days. It is a taste of heaven. People from all 
walks of life, cultures, backgrounds, lifting their hearts and voices and glances to the beautiful King,
the Holy One, who is coming again. 

The music is amazing. Most of it was written by young adults who are part of a modern David tabernacle (IHOP) 
that runs 2hr worship/prayer sessions all day long. Does it sound boring?
It's not. It's beautiful, full of the most amazing love you could hope for, and the presence of the most gracious,
wonderful, God, who came to earth in the form of Jesus. 
Holy, wonderful, blessed God. Your Name is eternal. How worthy you are of our deepest adoration and love. 

If you want to experience part of the worship times from your computer at home, a private network, called
Godtv is broadcasting it on cable (channel 365, I think they said), and live on the internet: http://www.god.tv/liveevents
Tomorrow is the last day. Live showings (Eastern Time) Friday 12/31/10: 13:30, 21:30 (9:30pm), 2:00am. 
What a way to bring in the New Year. 

I'll write more later, but wanted to send you blessings and great expectations for an amazing New Year. 
Old things going and gone . . . New things coming in Him! 
In Christ, more than we could ask for or imagine. He is that good. 

Happy 2011 (I've heard 11 is significant for transitions ~ bring them, Lord, to prepare us for what's to come).

Ericka 

ps - Writing this fall went really well. I've finished most of my rough draft stories, and am so thankful for 
the time, space, and opportunity to write. I received a huge compliment from a mentor:she said I've really improved
in writing since last year. Thank you, God! All those hours typing, reading other books, etc, you are helping me 
accomplish the task. I'm hoping to finish polishing, editing by March ~ God, please help me. 
Praying for the story line that honors him in everything. 

I really enjoyed subbing at Heritage, teaching 3/4th grade Sunday school, and had the opportunity to travel 
with my dear friend Heidi to Dallas to accompany her as she searches for answers concerning her health. 
Christmas with my Grandpa & Grandma and family was really special. I'm thankful Grandpa & Grandma
still are on the farm. We had a great weekend. The snow was beautiful. 

2 comments:

  1. Awesome to run across your blog! I spotted a comment you posted on my friend Val's blog where you agreed with us in prayer for a hault to human trafficking. God used your tesimony and spirit to strengthen my faith today. God bless you and yours. I would LOVE to go to an IHOP conference. Hopefully one day. With His love from Huntsville, AL

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  2. Thanks, Leah. So great to meet you.
    Thanks for your comment and encouragement.
    I love IHOP's music~Misty Edwards & others.
    If you ever get a chance to visit the prayer room, it's such a blessing, filling, sending in the 24/7 prayer that has been going on for over 10 years. Really strong presence of the Lord.
    http://www.exoduscry.com/ is IHOP's anti-trafficking group. Their focus is to raise awareness & Intercession/worship to fight oppression from a spiritual stand-point, that will open the way for the physical reality. Really neat group of pray-ers.
    Blessings to your life, heart, dreams, and journey with our Lord.

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