Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Last night I went to the Chris Tomlin concert in LA. I had a great time. There's something about being in a room with a bunch of Christians, that makes you feel at home. A lot of those people are Christians; from different churches, from different backgrounds. Not all of us may have the same theology, but what we do have in common is Jesus Christ.
It was exciting for me to go, it seemed that God really set people aflame last night.
I earnestly hope that the flame doesn't die. It does for so many people. They go to conferences and camps and come back, "pumped up for Jesus Christ", and in a few weeks the fire dies.
It never really was real fire to begin with.
I pray that what God started or continued in that concert last night, He will continue on till the end of their lives.
While we sang Our God, I thought of something. Everyone is singing this.
I don't sing songs that I don't mean. When I sing, I don't want to lie. So when I've been in a lot of sin, and when I don't really think that I would mean the lyrics in the songs, I don't sing. That's just how I am.
So a lot of you reading this probably know what the lyrics are to that song.
When we came to this part I stopped.
"And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us
And if our God is with us, what could stand against?
And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against?
What could stand against?"
Do you know that part?
I was thinking, if we really all meant these lyrics, everything would change. We wouldn't be afraid to evangelize at our work, or at our school, or to our family members or friends. If we really believed what we sang that night we would be radical, we'd be set on fire.
I love that song, but I keep asking myself: Do I really mean those words?
Because if I do, my life will change. Everything will if I believe those words.
I wouldn't be afraid to evangelize or defend my faith. I wouldn't be afraid, because God was on my side. What can man do to me? Sure he can persecute me and hurt me, but God is for us.
Then who could ever stop us?