Tuesday, March 24, 2009

~~on tiptoe~~

I remember the first time I heard Louie Giglio speak. I thought he was one of the most gifted speakers I had ever heard~ bringing the word of God alive in such a dynamic way. Someone completely so in love with the Lord it was infectious. 20 years later, I can tell you he continues to be my number 1 fave teacher..... as far as guys are concerned,
Beth Moore is my all time most favorite female speaker :)

Louie is the founder of the Passion Movement which has, for about a dozen years, reached college campuses & ministered to many countries all over the world.

Louie, along with Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman have actually begun a church here in Atlanta.
I am so fired up excited about this I can hardly contain myself!!

These three guys have played a huge huge role in completely changing the sound of contemporary praise and worship. Their finger on the pulse of the next generation.

Chris moved here from Texas ( i think) and Matt moved here from England. Their heart to touch Atlanta & thus, touch the world.

Currently meeting one sunday evening a month in various venues. Each meeting the offering going to various charities.

Sunday night was their second meeting. All six of us headed out. My expectations were ridiculously high. I'm all over Chris's music & haven't heard Louie live in forever. I was completely giddy driving over there , so excited to see what the Lord had in store. I had wondered if we would be privileged to have Chris lead worship as he's currently on tour.

Sure 'nuf...they were all there, give or take another couple thousand folks.

music amazing

Louie phenomenal

Worship pure

over 50K raised to help free women from the bondage of prostitution

church? now that's what i'm talking 'bout

I'll get to my entry title soon ~ promise

So just before worship, I glanced over & recognized Melissa Moore-- as in daughter of fore mentioned Beth Moore. (actually she's married now -couldn't recall her married name).
So I decided to go introduce myself, you know -feeling all outgoing and friendly. I mean Chris Tomlin is moments away from rocking the house, so i'm fired up.
We chat
she's gorgeous

I think i mumbled something like....ummm...are you melissa? umm....Moore....I read your blog...I'm praying for you and Angie and your fantastic trip
( you know, the ole' celebrity- blog -name- drop).....

I should have said
" hi i'm paige,
freaky blog stalker
and think it must be amazing to be you
beth moore's daughter 'n all
christain royalty in the flesh
next time beth's in town & ya'll are up for lunch
just text me
i'm in"

but i refrain
she tells me she's glad i came over and "saved her"
turns out a couple of guys were flirting with her
maybe God will give me brownie points for that one.

on to the main reason for my entry

Caroline was maybe as excited about going as I was. She can belt out some tunes I tell ya.
She was dressed in a kickin' ensemble
complete with black patent leather ballet flats
had her pink bible, a journal and glittery pencil
chruch requirements for every 8 year old
she took 3 pages of notes

During the final worship, with heads bowed
I could hear a little tip tap noise
I peeked opened my eyes , glanced down
to see those precious little ballet flats up on tippy toes
realizing sweet Caroline had both arms straight up
reaching up to heaven
eyes closed
face up
standing on tiptoe
touching the heart of the Father in worship
the most precious site i've ever had the privilege of witnessing

matthew 19.14

Jesus said,
Let the little children come to me,
and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.

oh that I would have a heart that desires to reach out and touch Him

He delights in our worship
He delights in a pure & simple heart

(ps--the link for Passion City Church opens up to their event on Good Friday. don't be confused...the church is free....this is a seperate event they are hosting. we'll be there. give me a holler if you want to hook up)


Lissa said...

okay. tears streaming down my face. That's what its all about. Nothing is more important! That's it! I'm turning off this computer and getting to what really matters!!!! Thank you Paige! Thank you sweet Caroline!!!!

Kasey said...

what a beautiful touching post Paige!
Sweet Caroline.

southernjoy said...

this made me melt!

Johnson Party of seven! said...

PRECIOUS! Thanks for sharing!

Jboo said...

What a wonderful post! Your sweet Caroline -- what an amazing 8 year old!


Kristin said...

You know it's funny as we get older how we forget the purity of Christ and him wanting us to just reach up and try to touch him.

What I love is that she has two parents that desire for her to know Christ in this way! That means much and I know you girly you were reaching high too if just in your heart.

Precious story my friend.

I was there and Louie was amazing! He is by far the most profound and passionate man towards Christ. So, if any of you get the chance to go, well, you should!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Aren't children amazing!! They are so close to God. I'm so glad that their purity can keep me grounded.

Becca said...

I was there too - what a great service it was! ;-) I came to your blog from Passion City Church's too . . . Great post!

Janelle said...

Love this post. I remember my son lifting his hands in worship for the first time. It's an incredible sight? So innocent and pleasing to the Lord. Thanks for sharing.

ellie said...

Tears in my eyes imagining Caroline up on her toes - so sweet! - I'm so jealous Matt Redman AND Chris Tomlin. Thankfully I'm going to the Hillsong Colour Conference next week here in Australia or I'd be out of my mind with jealousy (since I'm so spiritual!) Thanks for you comment on my photo blog . . .

Hugs, ellie

Jeanneoli said...

Sometimes I sneak back and watch my children in their worship time because it blesses my heart so much to see them worshipping so freely! Beautiful post.

3 Peanuts said...

Love this post. Beth Moore actually live here and I went to her Bible study ( a bit overwhelming) but I adore her:)

Robyn said...

Yes Paige you did it to me again darling friend! Tears...good tears! Just hope one day our paths cross and I will be the one who will be thinking 'freaky blogging stalker...' hugs dear friend!

southernjoy said...

I just had to come back and read that again, because it warms my heart so!

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints said...

Thanks for sharing what's important. It really touches people.

Jen said...

That made my heart leap for joy!

Clare said...

what an awesome and amazing day!!! i am jealous, beth moore's daughter, that is awesome!!

Debby Schuh said...

I was able to hear Chris, Matt, and Louis together here in Buffalo a couple years ago...truly a peek into heaven! How cool that they've started a church!

Kristen said...

Just came across your blog...love it. Our family is moving to Atlanta this summer and so the new church sounds amazing! God is good!

Femin Susan said...

what a beautiful touching post Paige! Thanks for sharing!
may god bless you !

Ann said...

tears runnning down my face...i feel like i want to stand on my tippie toes and raise my hands to heaven with her. thanks again for sharing so freely.

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