Israel Houghton “Love God. Love People” Giveaway

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So this past week I had the privilege of attending Israel Hougton’s Deeper Level Conference for the 2nd time. I must say, it is one of THE BEST conferences I’ve ever attended. God seems to do something new and different there every year. Anyway, I was given some free download cards of Israel’s new album “Love God. Love People.” which hits stores this Tuesday so I figured, “why not share them with my friends?!”

When I say this album is AMAZING!!!!!! Like really, it’s hard to describe the greatness. On to the point!

How to win the free album download. I’m sure I’m going to eliminate a grip of people off the bat just because it requires action beyond posting a comment, but we’ll see! Here’s how you can qualify to win.

1. Find a scripture about loving God and/or loving People (ex: compassion, grace, love, etc.)
2. Share your story related to that scripture (Post it as a comment below)

You can share a story of the past or you can do something today and share!

Here’s an example from my life:
Proverbs 22:9 “A generous man will himself be blessed for he shares his food with the poor.”

One day I had just gone to subway and got a six-inch cold cut trio with my 3 favorite toppings: lettuce, mayo and spice mustard! I’m a simple girl. Anyway, I’m driving and I pass this homeless dude on the street and as soon as I passed him, I felt God tell me to go back and give him my sandwich. So! I turned around and gave the man my freshly-made, untouched sandwich. You know it’s God when you give away something when it’s fresh…scraps are a bit easier, but straight out the store when you went in with the intent to buy it for yourself?….ALL God!

So there you have it! Show your love for God and/or people today! Post by 11pm CST today (August 30th) to win! Winners will be selected randomly using and will be announced/contacted at 11:30pm CST tonight (Aug. 30). So comment away to qualify to win your free album download tonight before you can buy it!

Love God. Love People. Teaser Video

  • ProVerbs
    August 31, 2010

    When I think about Love…I’m always drawn to the scriptures when God express to us countless times that He wants us to love & serve HIM with EVERYTHING. He simply commands us to love the Lord God with all of our heart, mind, strength, soul (Deut 4:29, Deut 6:5, Deut 10:12, Josh 22:5, Matt 22:37)….EVERY single part of us. When I read such scriptures, I realize that this is the essential of God. I would see in the word how God would continually repeat these words to Israel. He would express that if they would just turn from their idols and love Him, that He would restore them and bless them. Seeing through the heart of God in the scriptures, I could see the longing He had for the love of His people.
    A few months ago God was challenging me in my love walk with Him. I kept feeling like He wanted more from me but I didn’t understand what He was calling for me to do. Then He started dealing with me about my time with Him and how He wanted to come first in my life. I was kind of thrown off because I thought that He was first. I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong. One day I woke up and the first thing I did was grab my phone and checked my facebook and twitter page…..then it hit me…this is what He’s talking about!…. This is what I have been doing wrong. God began to show me myself and how I’d been putting social networks, and communication with others before Him. He wanted to be the first thing I thought about, the first one I talked to when I woke up in the morning and I had failed to do that. Once I recognized this I started consciously try to wake up and spend time with God, but there were days when I would forget, however I would continue to wake up and check my social networks. I realized I had placed these entities before God, and had in a sense made them an idol. I felt awful every time I realized I had once again fallen into this cycle, so to show God that I was willing to love Him with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength, I decided to terminate both networks. I needed to eliminate any and everything I had been placing before God. I once again begun what I like to call the J.O.Y. challenge (Jesus Over You), and started to focus on God more than ever! I begin to spend time with God each day and realized how much more fulfilling my life was when I put Him first. I stayed away from these networks until I was at a point where God came first and that He had my attention before anything else. I thank God for challenging me to love Him more and I pray that He continues to.

  • Raffinee
    August 31, 2010

    Jesus said to him, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” -Matt 22:37-40

    This verse is one that is familiar but one that I constantly have to be reminded of because at times I do not love God with ALL of me. I often may love Him with my heart and soul but my mind be wondering and not set on things above. My love for the Lord should be so consuming that it is clearly exuded when I interact with others. The second part always makes me think…how would life be if I loved everyone like I love myself. Not just those that are easy to love but those that aren’t so easy to love, those that I don’t see eye-to-eye with and even those that I wish I didn’t know. If I would truly love the Lord with all my heart, soul and mind at all times it would compel me to want to continue to look like Christ at all times and love others as I love myself.

  • DaShawn Washington
    August 30, 2010

    Hebrews 13:1 “Let brotherly love continue”
    This scripture is a familiar one but it holds a special meaning. This was a foundation for my pastor at my church! When he first became pastor he implanted it in us and continued to until the Lord call him home last month.. He really believed and wanted us to believe that LOVE was the way! I will always remember this scripture and apply it to my everyday life not because he wanted us too but because I believe that God wants us too.

  • Mac
    August 30, 2010

    Here we go….1 John 3:18…Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions…..when I think about it, it’s harder to purposely NOT show love than it is to show love….I had a kid who took my class and shared some of his life story….he was a bright, funny kid but he kept a secret from the class that was revealed towards the end of the term….he told the class that his mom’s boyfriend had changed the locks on the door and he had to sleep on the lounge chairs at his apartment pool every night for the past 3 months….he thanked the class for not judging him for wearing the same clothes every day….and for not making fun of him for sleeping sometimes in class….he said that he’ll always remember that class because people not only said he was accepted, they showed it….were there HUGE efforts to lavishly show love, probably not….but did little things make a HUGE difference in that young man’s life…absolutely….you can tell people you love them til you’re blue in the face but it doesn’t mean a thing until they SEE the love…not just hear about it…….now give me the CD ;-)