Passion 2012 Live Stream

I’ve been on the live stream of Passion 2012 today as kind of the background for my day.  Passion is a gathering of literally thousands of college students at the Georgia Dome.  Not sure how many people are actually there, but the place looks packed.

Been able to listen to Chris Tomlin, David Crowder and Matt Redman lead worship and heard bits and hear Francis Chan, Beth Moore and John Piper read scripture.

One of the coolest parts was the “How Great is our God World Edition” performed live during session four.  Pretty cool.

You can watch previous session on the Passion 2012 website.  Would be a cool place to be.

He is Jealous for Me Pt. 2 – Thanks Dad

My Dad left a comment on the previous post how God is jealous for us.  Not sure how many people actually read comments on people’s blogs (I normally don’t) and I thought what he shared was good.  Here is what he found out about God’s jealousy:

“Did some word study; the base O.T.meaning deals with intense competition. God is intensely competitive for the souls and affections of humanity, to the point of self sacrifice. The result is His honor and glory and our salvation. It doesn’t get any better!”

I agree.  Thanks Dad!

He Is Jealous For Me

I was listening to David Crowder this morning and one of my favorite songs on his new Church Music CD – How He Loves. I’ve heard that song several times (hope to use it in church some day).  It struck me when I heard the phrase, “He is jealous for me.” One of the things that I thought was one word: “Really?”

How many of us truly believe God is jealous for us?  Truly jealous for us. I think we all fall into the thinking that God is just concerned with the BIG stuff in life – cancer, earthquakes in Haiti, persecution in other countries – but certainly not jealous for me.  Our problems are small compared to what is happening to someone else in our church or community or around the world that we can’t imagine that He is concerned with us . . . let alone jealous.

Then I thought of the verses in Matthew 7:  “Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?  Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?  If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”

Although I’m not the perfect father, I know how to give good gifts to my kids.  I love the phrase “how much more.”  If I can give good gifts, how much more does God know how to give those gifts?  If I am concerned about the daily activities of my children,  how much more is God concerned?

God is jealous for us.  Really.