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“Breathe Into Me” by Red

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Passion Installment #1

Ok, so here it goes for Friday night, the first night of Passion…

I can honestly say that if you weren’t there, the first night is just too hard to explain to you.  I’ve been trying to think of how to put that night into words, but I just cannot seem to do it.  The ways that God spoke to my heart are too many to list. 

I’ll start with the praise time .. 

It was sooo encouraging to be around so many young people who wanted to just praise Jesus for who He is and what He has done.  It was sweet to be able to let go of all reservations and truly fix the eyes of my heart on my savior and do whatever I felt He was putting in my heart to do. 

Next, Louie spoke.  O man, I don’t even know where to start. I can’t remember everything he said, but that man was just spouting.  He was so passionate and he was saying so much that I believe the Holy Spirit filled him up.  He “lectured” from Psalm 40.  He mentioned 2 Cor 5:21 as well.  He was talking about how Jesus had absorbed our muck and mire, He became sin, He bacame the pit.  Just the fact that he pointed out that Jesus became all of our muck, became sin,  it made me love and understand Jesus so much more.  It brought everything into a new light, and the response that night after hearing that was just AWESOME.  There’s so much more I wish I could say .. but just cannot.  There will be more to come, however.

Passion:Chicago

So, I have been hearing the general “post something about Passion” line from almost everyone who knows that I went.  About the only thing I am able to say at the present moment is WOW!  I’ve been in this indescribable state since then, and I need to think about all that happened there and all that I felt the Lord was saying before I start to write posts about it. I can say, however, that it was so sweet to be able to stand there about 15 feet away from Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, and Kristian Stanfill, men whose music I have sung along with on the radio, men who have composed pages of lyrics that make me want to laugh and cry at the same time, and to be able to worship along with them and with the thousands of others who longed to move the heart of God in that moment. It was also such a blessing to be able to hear Louie Giglio in person, and it was amazing the way he was talking the first night. He was so quick and passionate with his words … the only explaination I can think of is the Holy Spirit. 

All that to say, i’m sorry in advance for however long it will take me to write some of the things that happened those 2 days, but I also ask for your patience as I try to sort things out in my mind.

         

Comatose

I have been led to this song twice this week alone by two different people (thank you Nick and Joel).   I love it, and so now, I post it.

Skillet: “Comatose”

Dying to Know You

I looked for a video to this song, but couldn’t find one … sorry. The lyrics are HUGE to me right now though .. and kind of go along with my last post, about Passion.

“Dying to Know You” by Downhere 

Old streets don’t lead back where they used to
We blaze new trails to ancient places
I still love You just like I used to
But this love won’t fit spreadsheets

I don’t just want to hear it
I want to feel it too
It’s less like I’m trying
It’s more like I’m dying to know You

New day, new wave, same destination
With all this new change, lest we forget our beginnings
But I’m done with lip service
You look through the skin to the heart that drives this
Beyond trying, I’m dying for love

I don’t just want to hear it
I want to feel it too
It’s less like I’m trying
It’s more like I’m dying to know You

I want to know You, to know You
I want to know You

I’m dying to swim in Your sea
I’m dying to taste and see
I’m dying in all that I do
So come to me ’cause I can’t get to You

Three More Days!!

Anticipation is looming

We’re on the verge of something great

Expectation is impending

For the stir of God, I cannot wait

Day and night my flesh cries out

To know you, oh, to know your will

May it all bring to You glory

And may I fall deeper in love, still

I know this is not very good, but it’s reflecting the unrest that my heart is feeling at the moment. Passion 2007 is coming up in 3 days and I know that God is going to do big things. I can feel it. I don’t know how to explain it, but I can feel it. I also have this strange nervous feeling. Why in the world would I be nervous about Passion? That’s a good question, and I don’t really have an answer. Perhaps I am nervous about what God is going to ask me to do. I really don’t know. I’m just asking that He would reveal more of Himself to me.

    Too Funny

     I’m glad to see the band Needtobreathe has a sense of humor.  Cruel, but funny at the same time.

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