Monday, July 16, 2007

The Call

On July 5, we packed up the family and the youth group and headed to Nashville to attend The Call (07-07-07). We had two vans full of people from our church for a total of 26, including children.

We spent Thursday night and Friday at my Granny's farm in Kentucky and then all day Saturday in Nashville at Titan Stadium with 70,000 other Bible-believing Christians. We worshipped, prayed, yelled, were silent, repented, fasted, sweat, and prayed some more for 14 hours.

Because we were staying an hour away, and we had heard that they were expecting over 200,000 people, we got up at 3 AM - yes THREE - and left at 4 AM. We wanted to be sure that we would be inside the stadium for the event. We arrived at 5:30 and waited in line till 8 AM when they opened the doors. The event officially started at 10 AM but they had worship bands starting at 8AM. The sun came up and the Son showed up and it was an AWESOME time!

This is what it looked like from where we were sitting. This is only a portion of the stadium.

We prayed about purity, abortion, adoption, covenant and many others: basically praying that our nation would turn back to God and have another "Great Awakening."

In the afternoon, Lou Engle shared a prophetic dream and interpretation concerning the book by Dr. Seuss, "Horton Hears A Who!" Click here to read about it in detail. It is truly amazing. He shared that the time is NOW for an end to abortion. He also shared about another Dr. Seuss book. Here is an excerpt:

Read "Horton Hatches an Egg." It is about a bird who wants to go play, rather than sit on her egg. So Horton, the elephant again, sits on the egg until the
egg hatches. When the egg hatches, out comes, not a little baby bird, but an elephant with wings.

The moral of the story is this: he who cares for the unwanted child--that child will take on the nature of the one who cared for it. It is the spirit of adoption! God is calling the Church to adopt and care for the unwanted children in the nation. We have got to be Jesus' love answer. We can't just be pro-birth we must be pro-life!

Well, you KNOW this topic is close to our hearts and this was so encouraging to hear Christian leaders standing up for adoption. We prayed for 1 million adoptions to take place! Amen!

Around 9 PM, there were 300 shofars blown together. We all released a SOUND into the heavenlies. It lasted over 7 minutes! Words cannot describe how awesome that was.

I'm so thankful to have been a part of this event and we're looking forward to going to DC for another The Call event on 08-08-08! Come go with us!


Beckyb said...

Sounds awesome - I love to go to those types of things - you can just feel God's presence!! AND - I love the tie in's to Dr. Seuss and adoption ~ what a wonderful idea!!

Rachel said...

We are going! :D Nathan already decided.

cinnamon said...

I'm definitely going can't wait.

Alicia said...

Wow you were really close to where my friends and I were sitting.

Alicia said...

I can't wait until the one on 8-8-08.. in D.C.