Jealous For Me

19 05 2010

One night at community group my friend Sara was leading worship and she said something about how lucky we are to have a God that is jealous for us.

Jealousy can be such an ugly thing in relationships. But the word jealousy doesn’t have to mean what we think it means. Jealousy comes from the Greek word ζήλος (zēlos),  and has meaning in a positive sense too. It means “emulation, ardour, zeal” or even “full of zeal”.  Zeal means “a feeling of strong eagerness” or “Passionate ardor in the pursuit of anything”.

Wow. Ok grammar lesson done. Back to the meat.

At this moment in my life I am so very humbled and grateful to know that anyone, let alone my savior , my Father, my All in All feels eagerness for me.  God has zeal for me, he longs for me to be close and is in passionate pursuit of my relationship with him. I don’t think any boyfriend has every truly felt that way about me. But God does.

He is eager to draw me away from pain, heartache and the loneliness I may feel as a single girl. Sometimes those feelings are so overwhelming it consumes me. But only when I forget the truths God has placed in my heart.

Am I worthy of such ardor? Are any of us? Probably not. But thankfully He thinks we are.

Someone sent me this prayer as part of an email and I thought it was really awesomesauce. Simple and perfect for those days we might feel more single than others.

Father God, sometimes my sense of loneliness is a dull ache, other days it threatens to engulf me and I feel like I can hardly breathe.  Today Lord, I choose to climb in Your lap and lean against Your heart and find comfort in You.Thank you for being jealous for me Lord. I praise you in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Motivational Song [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWgeUrD4MHI]

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