Loving Jesus

I was at a conference recently and someone recommended I listen to some of the “Jesus Culture” worship songs coming out of Bill Johnson’s Church. Thanks to itunes I quickly downloaded an album.  I wasn’t immediately taken by it but you know how it is with some Albums and the more I listened the more I began to enjoy it and get caught up in worship and finding myself singing its simple lines over and over during the day. As my friend said ‘its big on loving Jesus’. Too right it is. Listen to this:

He is jealous for me,

Verse 2:
We are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
….

Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,

Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.

When all of a sudden,

I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,

And I realise just how beautiful You are,

And how great Your affections are for me.

And oh, how He loves us so,
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us all

Yeah, He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves.
Yeah, He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves.

Bring it on! But why is worship such a wonderful life giving experience? Its because we focus on the wonderful one who is the source of life itself. I love imagining the day when Jesus comes back and every eye is on him. The stars depart their job done. Light floods the earth. A noise rises like the crowd at a football match only global in magnitude and intensity. We see him! Our hero, our saviour, our king. Come Lord Jesus. What joy that my sin is paid for. What ecstasy to be loved so much. Eyes like blazing fire. I’ve got the track “You won’t relent” on at the moment.

For there is love that is as strong as death

Jealousy, demanding as the grave

waters cannot quench this love!

come be the fire inside of me

come be the flame upon my heart

come be the fire inside of me

until you and I are one”

Got some prep still to do but going to enjoy being with Jesus for a bit. Can’t wait to worship tomorrow with the church. Whoa! how He loves.

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