"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."
James 1:2-4

The Gilland Family of 6!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Last week my precious friend Joy and I were so blessed to get to attend the Hillsong United concert.  They are on tour for their new “Aftermath” album.  Wow…what an AMAZING time of worship!  I must confess, I am really a "worship junky"!  I absolutely love to worship Jesus!!!  Seriously, I think it was a tiny taste of what heaven will be like!  Hillsong was so transparent and gave ALL the Glory to God!!!  They sang a lot of their new songs but a lot of “oldies but goodies” too!  “Hosanna”, “The Stand”, “From the Inside Out” to name a few.  We were by far the oldest people there.  I am pretty sure I was the only pregnant person there too!  While we were singing the verse in “Hosanna” that says…
“I see a generation
Rising up to take their place
With selfless faith
With selfless faith
I see a near revival
Stirring as we pray and seek
We're on our knees
We're on our knees”
I was so moved to be surrounded by this next generation.  I think we are at the beginning of a time of revival.  I think God is raising up this young generation of people to speak boldly the message of the cross.  I believe this next generation of twenty-something’s are going to have a major role in revival in the U.S. and also the world.  I am blessed to know some amazing girls in this age group.  I am encouraged and humbled by the maturity of their faith and that their faith has feet.  It’s taking them places to share the love of God with a hurting world. 

Joy and I were not sure what the album title “Aftermath” was all about.  Once they explained it we loved it… “The aftermath of the Cross!”  Now it makes sense!  Are you living in the aftermath of the cross?  Or are you living in the aftermath of your own mistakes and failures?  You will find joy, hope, peace, love and life in the aftermath of the cross…you will find Jesus!  Love it!!!  Now, let’s live it!!!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
2 Corinthians 5:17


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