Monday, February 4, 2008

Be Careful What You Pray For!


As I sat in church yesterday I prayed what I thought was a very simple prayer. I asked God to allow me to feel the Holy Spirit- I just felt a real desire to "WORSHIP" and guess what? It happened BIG TIME!!

All I can say is "WOW"! The worship service had barely begun and I could just feel Christ moving in me. As John Leon Lewis and The Praise Team sang "Friend of God" I was just so moved. I really AM a Friend of God and it's a blessing or as the song says It's Amazing. Why would He want to be my friend or why would He want me to be His friend? I don't know the answer but I am so thankful that He does!

I was honestly and truly moved. For the first time in many, many years I was actually in tears while in worship. It was just such a "warm" feeling. I wish I could find the right words to describe the feeling. But in all honesty, I don't think words could even describe it or do it justice.

Ever have one of those days when you just know you NEEDED to be in church on that particular day? Well yesterday was one of those days. I went to church by myself because DH was sick and the boys were tired so they stayed home with him. And you know what? I think God knew I needed to be there alone with no distractions!!

That feeling of worship continued throughout the entire service. It continued through the music and through the prayer session- as I watched our pastor struggle to remain composed as Christ moved through him as he shared prayer requests. You know what? It's a good thing to see Christ move in others like that.

Oh and then the sermon began and WHAP-OUCH- my toes hurt by the time I left because they'd been stepped on! The sermon was about how your decisions and reactions determine what happens in your life- it's all in Your head!! It was such a strong sermon and a message that I certainly needed to hear. I find myself getting angry and just ... gosh, just all worked up over things and it's MY decision that I let things get to me and I need to change that! Even though there were many people sitting in Hammill Hall yesterday- I felt like it was just me, Pastor Gayle and God! God was speaking through her and she was speaking to me!!

In the near future I want to write about my need for change and how I feel God is making that message known to me in so many ways! There are so many things occurring in my life right now that there is no doubt that God is moving in me!

But back to my title- Be Careful What You Pray For- because I prayed to feel the Holy Spirit in church yesterday and I didn't just feel it- I was FILLED with it!!

1 comment:

jodi said...

I had a Sunday like that too! Don't ya just LOVE the Holy Spirit!!!