I’m back on board… albeit very tired… after 3+ days in Sydney for Hillsong Colour Conference at the Qantas Credit Union Arena (Sydney Entertainment centre).
17000 women, most on fire for God, got to soak up fantastic atmosphere, amazing music & entertainment, God breathed teaching from great speakers, Bobby Houston, Beth Moore, Lisa Bevere & Christine Caine. We were showered with gifts (& sometimes balloons from the ceiling. LOL), made to feel at home amongst 1000s of others, fed yummy food (seriously, the best banana bread I’ve EVER had.), spend time with beloved sisters… and generally have a MIND BLOWING time !!!! Plus loads more !!
The atmosphere was simply amazing… How they pull this off…. well, one can only say it’s the Holy Spirit who creates this loving, inclusive & refreshing environment for us to grow in The Lord !!
Even the toilets looked pretty.. LOL.
Priscilla Shirer said in one of her messages at Colour 2012 that the Excitement of being at a conference like Colour should never trump the power and glory of God that you take HOME with you after it…. How you bring it into your marriage, your parenting, your little & big stories. That really hits the nail on the head doesn’t it. As exciting as being at one of these gatherings can be… and it IS really exciting…. We have to hold firm to what we have taken in, what we have been reminded of, what we have learnt anew… and take it HOME to our reality !!
I got to share this experience with my sister, Karen !! We had a lot of fun together, along with our roomie Jude. (Backpackers are just so glamorous.. NOT. LOL) Things weren’t always smooth running.. but hey, our on-going walk with The Lord rarely is. The enemy does love to interfere when progress is being made. It’s refreshing to know though that the more he tries to stir the pot, the more we KNOW God is at work !! The enemy doesn’t waste his time unless there’s something he believes needs hindering. Whenever he reminds us of our past, we remind him of his FUTURE !! It’s not looking great buddy !!
There was some great retail therapy had also !! Not only at the Colour Expo… great shirts, resources, bags, bed linen, journals, sunglasses (FREE.. YAY), but across the road with Paddy’s Market… where, let’s just say we plumped out our suitcases a little.
So…. after all of Colour was done….. (& yes, there’ll be a separate blog just on the teaching alone), I came back early Sunday to spend basically the entire day on the daybed by the pool watching my clever husband make a privacy screen in our Alfresco area. It looks THE BOMB !!!! I”m sure you agree …
Today’s school day was a little off-kilter due my tiredness, and the kids needing to catch up on a ‘lazy’ school day with Dad on Friday. We still got through it all though !!
Ok peeps.. that’s about all for now. Please keep an eye out for the Colour teaching blog, as it was phenomenal !! I only hope I can articulate it even half as well as it was taken in.
Blessings Peeps !! xox