Sunday, April 02, 2006

Everything Glorious Has A Face

More than a cool title, everything glorious is what God makes.

So, I mentioned that the communion/worship reflection was pretty potent at Thirsty Thursday night, right? Well, I was meeting and saying goodbye to our new Japanese friends Friday (10 of them came with a group from Tokyo Baptist Church--five leaders and five students) and the leader of the group introduced me to Natsuki. She'e the one on my left in the pic/on my right as you are looking at it. Turns out she put her trust in Christ and became a Christian right in the middle of the communion service Thursday night! The beaming brightness on her face said it all.

I'm not thinking a huge wave of college students in Tokyo are comming into the Kingdom every day, so that one did all the way over here at Thirsty is so exciting.

We love you Natsuki! And pray for all of you as you spread His fame in Japan.

God, it's true. You make everything glorious!


PS- we have arrived in N'ville. Such a special place for so many of us now. We kick off by leading the GMA Sunday night worship service tonight in the Ryman. Pray for us... all we want is to make it all about Jesus.


  • I'm praying for you guys and wishing I was there. That's so great about Natsuki! That's what it's really all about, isn't it?


    By Blogger ForHisRenown, at 4/02/2006 1:14 PM  

  • Hey Mr.Giglio
    Thanks for the post!So how is your time in Nashiville at the GMA awards going?I bet it's great!
    I am so excited for the passion cd I have probably said that on many of my blog posts but I can't help it I am so excited!:) Ya Tuesday!!
    Oh and I wanted to let you know Yesterday I bought your book (The air I breathe)I am almost done reading it!!It is so great so inspiring and a great reminder of who we should give all our selves too!!GOD THE MIGHTY KING!!Creator of all things-the HOLY one King of Glory!!Right now I am just in awe of him!When you just stop and think of everything he is,and does-WOW it just amazes me!!So I just wanted to tell you I have really enjoyed reading your book it's so great!!You are always in my prayers!Thanks for all you do!
    Take Care.

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 4/02/2006 1:15 PM  

  • Wish I could be over there in Nashiville with you all!!!

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 4/02/2006 1:16 PM  

  • Thirsty conference was so amazing, I learned so much that I am going to bring into my community that will help all of us to grow in Him. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to experience thingslike this by following the call that God has placed in your life. God is using you to impact so many, all over the world.
    Also, absolutely loving the Passion '06 cd, we listened to it on the way home from Passion and my frineds and I have been listening to it around and around, it is awesome.
    Thank you for everything and God Bless,

    By Blogger Vickie Lynn, at 4/02/2006 5:07 PM  

  • That is wonderful! Prayers for Natsuki and all attendees from Tokyo :)

    And prayers for *all Sixsteps* in Nashville this week-that everyone's focus will be centered on Him, continuing to be vessels that He can pour through to glorify His Name...
    And may your times sharing in worship be filled with His presence, peace, and awe...
    Blessings to you all~
    Kim :)

    By Blogger Kimmer, at 4/02/2006 5:22 PM  

  • Praise the LORD!! I can't tell you how much this blog means to me. Let me explain...this summer I am going to Tokyo to be an intern for IWitness Ministries for about 10 weeks. This weekend we had our leadership retreat, and to be honest I was and am still freaking out about the task God has before me this summer. I have had a lot of uncertainty and worry about the task ahead of me, especially feelings of inadequacy. I just got back 2 hours ago, with my thoughts dwelling on what in the world is going on this summer. But the Lord in His wonderful goodness has comforted me by hearing about Natsuki and her decision, and even the 10 or so students that got the change to go to Thirsty!! The Lord has been working in the dark country of Japan for..well, forever, and He is not stopping now. God truly, truly makes everything glorious, and now I am thrilled of the thought of seeing even more of his glorious nature in Tokyo this summer!!

    By Blogger schromiester, at 4/02/2006 7:05 PM  

  • Louie,

    I am praying for you tonight in Nashville. God's blessings on all of you at the GMA Sunday night worship service. Yes, Nashville is a very special place where God has definety been present.


    By Blogger Roger, at 4/02/2006 7:26 PM  

  • I will definitely be lifting you all up in prayer as you're in Nashville this week. Thanks for all you do.

    And thanks for sharing the news about Natsuki! We serve a glorious and good God, and I'm sure there was a huge party up in heaven that Thursday night. I can't wait to be there forever, and now Natsuki will be joining us!!!

    By Blogger heather b, at 4/02/2006 7:54 PM  

  • That's amazing to hear about the group from Tokyo... I was lucky to meet a few of them while I was selling resources in the store and they were great! I'm praying for them as they travel back and bring the good news of Jesus Christ to Japan!
    I'm praying for tonight at the Ryman as it is beginning and can't wait to hear about all you guys are doing up there in Nashville this week. Just think... this time three months ago, we were sitting in the GEC getting ready for an amazing few days of praising God with all our might. I pray that this week would be more of the same for all of you sixsteps folks!

    By Anonymous the bob-o, at 4/02/2006 8:04 PM  

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    By Blogger gail, at 4/02/2006 10:27 PM  

  • Louie, we prayed for all you guys last night, from down here in Melbourne, as we knew that you were appearing at the Ryman tonight your time.

    May the name of Jesus be lifted up all during this week in Nashville and may all that is said and sung bring honour to His glorious Name.

    Jesus may the love that all the folk at Passion have for you just beam from them all week and may they radiate Your praise and live for Your name and renown.

    By Blogger gail, at 4/02/2006 10:38 PM  

  • Hello Louie,

    Thanks for all you do. Thirsty was such a blessing for me to be a part of. Friday afternoon I went back to my hotel and prayed for a compelling vision. He has heard the prayer and excited my heart with a call higher than I could have imagined! Praise God.

    On another note, I was hoping you might be able to send me the file of the pic of laminin that you used. I would like to use it for church this Sunday if possible.

    Thanks again and God bless.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/02/2006 10:59 PM  

  • Father,
    May you bless and protect my brothers as they have had the aweseome privelege of leading a group of people who are all about leading your children into Your presence, in corporate worship tonight.... what a huge and wonderful God you are. May you continue to pour out your annointing over them tonight and the rest of this week... In Jesus' Name, Amen

    By Blogger livin4him712, at 4/02/2006 11:36 PM  

  • Louie, you were such a blessing tonight at the Ryman (and at the songwriters' showcase). Your unique mixture of humor, profundity and reverence are encouraging and uplifting.

    Chris, Charlie, David: thanks -- it was truly a blessing.

    By Blogger Sunny, at 4/03/2006 2:00 AM  

  • Louie,
    I must say that is good to hear. Thirsty was great, you and the Passion team did a great job. I particularly appreciate the way the conference was Christ focused. Plans and strategies are great, but every body has one and there is always a new one. Seems that focusing on Christ makes better sense. Plus, I can't say that I have been to a conference where we took communion, it was great.
    Also, I really appreciate you sharing your heart Friday. I have known Passion since 1998 as a student. To me it has always been a somewhat large and impersonal conference. Don't get me wrong, it is has always been good stuff, just mysterious. Made me ask, "Who are these strange and mysterious Passion folks, and where did they come from?" Hearing your, and Passion's, story was great. I love to see and hear how God shows His God stuff in people’s lives. I saw that in the Passion story. I see people who love God and do all they can to bring glory to Him with their lives. I can see that you are not in it for yourselves but that God's glory is what you seek. I greatly appreciate that. So, if you have not noticed by now, I am throwing you, Shelly, and the 12 or so Passion/SixStep folks some love. You folks are a great encouragement. Your hard work and heart are evident in many lives, like Natsuki, that have been changed, by God, as a result of a worship event you folks organized. Bravo to the hard working, Christ focused, team of 12, 13, or 14, what ever the total count ends up being.

    P.S.- To the old man (ha ha, I was in the marks of worship breakout, know how old you are now). Some times I have wondered how long I could work with students and do well. You give me hope; I never really figured I was standing on a stepping stoned anyway.

    By Blogger Kevin, at 4/03/2006 2:03 AM  

  • Praying for you Natsuki! Louie sounds great about the communion service!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/03/2006 7:38 AM  

  • awesome!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/03/2006 8:28 AM  

  • Louie,
    Thirsty was great! I got a copy of the Alive DVD and couldn't wait to get home to watch it! A couple of comments:
    Thanks for singing "Pass it on", I think I had nightmares that night. And by the way 48 isn't so bad and thanks for thinking I'm old! Squirrels in the attic? Me too! Just think if we had the tanacity and single mindedness of a squirrel, what we could accomplish (a pellet gun works wonders).

    All kidding aside, I think God would have been happy with Thirsty, and I hope that 4 months from now He is still happy with it as we seek to glorify HIM!

    By Blogger twogrnacres, at 4/03/2006 8:51 AM  

  • see you guys wednesday night...i cant wait!

    By Blogger lesykes, at 4/03/2006 1:07 PM  

  • Louie,
    Absolutely loved the concert at Ryman last night!! Ya'll were great as always and I loved the intro. :)

    By Anonymous McCauley, at 4/03/2006 1:31 PM  

  • tommorow tommorow everything glorious comes out tommorow, tommorow is just too dang far a....waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

    hey louie you should get a myspace. i would def add you as my friend!

    By Anonymous chase, at 4/03/2006 1:41 PM  

  • The new Passion CD is beyond anything I could hope or imagine fot it to be! It captures the heart of those days so perfectly! Love y'all and am praying for you!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/03/2006 1:47 PM  

  • I'm praying for you Natsuki! And Louie, Chris and the gang, I'm praying for you guys too.

    By Blogger fallenfacedown, at 4/03/2006 1:51 PM  

  • Everything Glorious showed up in my mailbox today, much to my surprise and excitement...

    I'm listening to it, and it seems nearly inappropriate to be just sitting here listening! I need to stand, dance, kneel, something! I'm sooo excited, and so happy that the spirit of honor only to God comes through listening to the CD...

    i doubt this will leave my CD player for a time. thanks!! :)

    By Blogger Lauren, at 4/03/2006 2:42 PM  

  • I gotta admit. When i pulled Everything Glorious out of my mailbox...I held it high above my head and ran around like a chicken who just lost it's head.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/03/2006 3:58 PM  

  • What an awesome surprise to get the Passion CD in my mailbox a day EARLY!!!! It brings me back to where I was each night of Passion, and how amazing it was to worship with 18,000 people who love God just as much as I do!!! I'm praying that GMA is an amazing opportunity this year to do incredible things for HIS GLORY!!!!

    By Blogger Jen Adams, at 4/03/2006 4:15 PM  

  • louie,
    prayers are with ya!! how did ya like them storms?? The strength of God is so powerful!!!

    One day left.......
    wish I was there for sure, glad ya met some neat friends!!

    By Blogger eliz, at 4/03/2006 5:36 PM  

  • Ahhh... my roommate and neighbors are gone right now, so I'm cranking up the volume to my new CD and soaking it all in! Passion 06ers, I'm thinking about you and the precious moments we spent together worshipping our amazing God!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/03/2006 5:39 PM  

  • I just got my cd!!! It took forever to get the plastic off, but I know it's totally worth it. Ahh...I love the smell of a new Passion cd. Now to go listen to it!


    By Blogger ForHisRenown, at 4/03/2006 6:07 PM  

  • Yeah, finally spring... leaving work in daylight, finally sunshine and blue skies, warm 40 degrees:) and then some good new music... it called for a long walk despite much homework waiting to be done! I'm sure it'll just flow as I type it to the tunes of P'06!


    P.S. Sounds like Thirsty was filled with the Spirit; I'm sorry I had to miss it.

    By Blogger Silke, at 4/03/2006 7:58 PM  

  • How am I supposed to function in conditions like this? I have been checking my mail every day for the past week in hopes of finding my pre-ordered copy of "Everything Glorious"! My co-worker received HIS last week... while I suffer. Has anyone else resorted to opening up the Passion '07 page just to hear the 30-second clip?

    Does the mailman ever come twice on the same day?

    By Blogger Ryan Guard, at 4/03/2006 8:20 PM  

  • Sad...I didn't pre-order my Passion Cd because I thought they would mail them on the 4th and I would have to wait until a few days later to get it. I decided going to a store on the 4th and buying it was better than having to wait for it to come in the mail. Had I known they would be mailed out early, I definitely would have ordered it from 268! Alas, I will be going to Wal-Mart in hopes of finding it tomorrow.... :0

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/04/2006 2:38 AM  

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