He is jealous for me…

Last night, I stood in prayer chapel as a new student belted out How He Loves from her tiny body.  I think her guitar might be bigger than she is?  As I stood there, I felt the presence of the Lord, so sweet, so near.  Tears began to run down my checks.  Wow, this Jesus, He loves.  I mean He really loves.  I felt convicted for running to other loves, when this love awaits me.  This jealous indescribable love that gave up everything for me.  How can I stand Him up?  How could I leave Him waiting?  He is a jealous lover.  He continues to strip away even the seemingly good things in my life that subtly steal away my time with Him.

“Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealously unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.”

Song of Solomon 8:6

“Be careful not to forget the covenant of the LORD your God that he made with you; do not make for yourselves an idol in the form of anything the LORD your God has forbidden.  For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.”

Deuteronomy 4:23-24

“He is jealous for me,

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.”

-exert from John Mark McMillan’s How He Loves

One more cool thing about Jesus. (A sure sign of love is when you brag about the person right?)  Well, as I sat down to write this blog the radio is gently playing in the background.  Guess what song came on immediately when I began?

How He Loves

Hmm… He loves me.  And He loves you too.

Awaken us Lord to you incomparably great love for us!!

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3 Replies to “He is jealous for me…”

  1. Anna, first of all I miss you. You are a source of God’s joy carried in a vessel made of flesh! Many people have moments of joy, but I sense God using you in his unique way to spill it over to those around you. Many, those you may never know about, will drink of that joy like a refreshing splash of water on a hot day! What a gift!
    Your blog has blessed me, with your beautiful writing style and transparency!
    No matter where he leads you, people will be blesssed by the Jesus that is reflected by your relationship with Him! I love that God allowed our paths to cross, I hope that will happen again in the future. I love you! Cindee

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