After the first session of Ignite 2013’s Day 3, I’m sure that everyone in the venue were so fired up with their passion to spread the Gospel to where God will place them.
The next session was so heated up as well when Pastor Jackie Su preached on stage! He’s Chinese, and he’s really funny when he speaks. You could feel the power of the message he’s preaching. Anyway, he focused this time on Jonah. In his story (found in the book of Jonah), he ran from God when he was called to tell something to the people of Nineveh. In Jonah 1:5, Pastor Su emphasized Jonah deeply asleep below the deck of the ship (going to Spain) where he was. He compared it when Jesus was also in a ship with his disciples (Matt. 8:23-27). In Jonah’s case, he slept as an attempt to “run away” from his problems. In Jesus’s case, He rested with a peaceful heart.
Pastor Su then focused on Jonah 3:1 that God is a God of second chances (more than second chances, actually). He called Jonah again, and this time, Jonah responded. When God has called you “again” to do something, how will you respond? Here we could also see God’s compassion for ALL PEOPLE (Jonah 3:10). He’s gracious. Pastor Su’s words were stuck in my mind, “We are caught (in His grace) and we are called for a CAUSE.” He has a plan in mind. Like how God has used Jonah to speak to the people and to turn back to Him again, let us respond to His calling. He will surely use us in an extraordinary and unimaginable way.
Hurray! Such powerful sessions so far~ After those sessions, we had a half-time show again, and I had so much fun cheering for La Salle! *cheers. There was a Kinect game for the universities. Plus, the finalists were asked to make pick-ups to know who will be the winner by the claps and shouts of the crowd. When finally, someone won, Ogie Alcasid suddenly showed up (Boy Pick-up)! His testimony was so inspiring too. I never knew that he was a believer.
I was amazed when intercessors went up on stage to pray for every nation and campus! I was truly in awe when a girl interceded to the different nations too. I think she spoke in her language because I wasn’t able to understand her with some of her words, and it gave me goosebumps. It felt like she spoke in tongues!
Let the rest of the third day be posted at the last part, Part 3! Thanks for reading my blog posts about Ignite 2013, my Ignite Experience, up to this point. 🙂