Welcome to One Passion One Devotion!

Its a real honour for you to come and read and be a part of the conversation. Please feel totally free to comment and ask questions!  I love conversation and connecting be it on here or on facebook (check out the facebook page!)

My life mission is to Know God and make Him Known… and i believe my blog is an extension of my expression of that heartbeat…

Themes that abound on this blog are: God – who he is, what he does, revival, passion for Jesus, evangelism, faith expressed in real life, trusting God no matter what, things from my bible, bits + pieces that inspire and challenge me, worship, prayers, answers to prayers.

This is my expression of my dreams and heart… my legacy… my life on paper…

So sit back and enjoy and i pray be inspired and encouraged to have faith in our awesome God!

A Few Things You Should Know:

Kia Ora, I’m Claire.

I’ve been married since 2001 to an amazing spunk, my best friend and encourager extrodinnaire.

I’ve been a christian since 1993 and that is what defines me and what i live for.  God is weaving His story of redemption throughout all generations and ages and it is incredible to say YES to Him and see His work through me.

We feel privaledged – and very called – to be part of the best church in the world… yes seriously! I’m the youth pastor and it is so the best job in the world!

I’m passionate about people knowing God, believing He is real and loves them and has called and empowered them.  I’m passionate about people encountering God and drawing closer to Him.

I’m dreaming of revival and living to make God famous!

I believe in miracles and the power of God to heal.

I love Jesus.  I believe in the gospel and sharing the message of Good News as well as living it. I believe in God’s ableness to do amazing things.

I think part of my God created DNA is that I want to live to make a difference – and that the people in my life are different because of God’s grace through me.

I also have posts over at The Fearless Experiment Blog and New Zealand Christian Mums

Where am I?

I am in Auckland New Zealand, best place to live in the world. For those not in the know, New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere, in fact go further south and you hit Antarctica. Think Lord of the Rings….  There are 3 main islands to our nation, and I live in the North Island, though have lived all the way down in the south and in between.

Why am I?

God made me. He loves me. I have a plan and a destiny. Before I became a Christian I DIDN’T know that. One of the reasons I was attracted to Jesus (apart from the work of the Holy Spirit!) was because of the truth in this song “Don’t you know that I formed you before you were born I knew you, Don’t you know that my plan for you is good…. Don’t you know that I formed you before you were born I knew you, Don’t you know that my plan for you is good…. Look and see I’ve engraved you on the palms of my hands…. Look and see I’ve engraved you on my hands….”

I believe I am called to reflect the glory of God – to shine for Him, to demonstrate His love and grace in all i am and all i do and all i say.

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with our face having been unveiled, having beheld the glory of the Lord as in a mirror, are being changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Lord Spirit.

i like Lost, chocolate, coke cola, reading,  movies, podcasts, old books about revival and preachers, authentic worship, musicals,  Linkin Park,  Star Trek, turkish hot chocolate, funky rings, thunderstorms, hanging out with friends….

I have battled food allergies and in april 2012 found out i was allergic to wheat and begun a gluten free adventure.  i regularly saw an allergist and dietitian who have since done lots of tests and elimination diets to see what other things are going on in my body.  you can read about the backstory here and then go and read about the incredible way that God healed me from my severe food allergies.

if you’re wanting to read more about how i became a christian then check out this post: 20