Last week we caught up with singer and worship leader, Noel Robinson. We love Noelâs infectious enthusiasm for worship and his reflections on Godâs outrageous love:
1. Love is what knits Godâs people together
A church that is worshipping God will be moved by the things God is moved by. When we give up on ourselves or other people, His love is there, it remains. Whether you live in a village or a palace, Godâs love can find you.
The theme of my new album "Outrageous Love" came out of lots of experiences. Ultimately my motive was: how do I engage a church in worship to God?
2. God doesnât love like us
God loves us unconditionally, but in our humanness, we like conditions. We love what we like, we love what doesnât hurt, and we love what doesnât fail us. But as Christians the only way we can love like God is because He has loved us.
To think that Jesus dying on the cross all those years ago, He died for every sin that is to be committed until the end of time â thatâs the power of His love. He would stand in proxy for people who arenât even born yet. We can just call on His name and be forgiven. Itâs outrageous love.
3. Godâs love carries us on a journey
It doesnât matter where the journey of life has taken you. Maybe youâve come from a broken place. His love will find you whether you live in a country house or whether you sleep in a doorway. Iâve messed up so many times, but His love and His grace has kept me. Sometimes as Christians we can forget just how outrageous His love is.
4. Godâs love causes us to respond
We all worship differently and we may respond to Godâs love differently. We may dance. We may be solemn or quiet. But God says, âLove me with all you heart mind and soul,â so our response isnât meaningless.
It also has to be a response to Godâs love when we reach out to others around the world whose portion might be poverty.
5. Letâs use what we have to express Godâs love to others
We are custodians of His love and we can make simple decisions which can change everything for someone. Thereâs an old gospel song that goes, âIf I can help somebody, as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain.â Thatâs why I love child sponsorship as one response of many, to Godâs love. I wrote a song on the new album called âI am blessed to be a blessing,â because I want my life to be a blessing to someone else.
Iâve made a decision to support Ivan from Uganda. Itâs a simple decision but it may change his life, his childrenâs and his childrenâs childrenâs lives, forever. He might bring change to his family, his community and even his country.
Sometimes the simplest of decisions bring about the most incredible change.
Noelâs album Outrageous Love draws from his experiences over the last few years, including a trip to Uganda with Compassion.