Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Kinda Like the Flu

Joy. It’s contagious, fiercely contagious – kinda like the flu, but in a good way. I caught me case of it yesterday afternoon. I was at my desk working, it was just a few minutes before time to leave for the day and one of my friends called me at my desk.
“Get on up here, we’re having church!” She exclaimed.

“Ok?!” I said with a little hesitation, “What’s going on?”

“Just get up here!” she insisted.

I left my desk and walked to hers. I approached to find her sharing with two others an example of the Word coming alive for her this past Sunday in her church service.

She was full of joy as she belted out, “I just wanted to stand up and say, ‘People, do yall see this! Do you get what he’s saying?’ ”. I could identify with what she was saying so easily, I love it when You do that to me, God! It was wonderful to see it happen for her too.

What my friend didn’t know was that I told someone very dear to me earlier in the day, “I need to see some hope somewhere. I gotta have some hope!” God brought me the hope I asked for through my friend! She had shared how she didn’t even really feel well enough to go to church on Sunday, but hates to miss because she enjoys it so much, which brought me joy because this is a new level in her relationship with the Father.

But - it brought me joy unspeakable and full of glory to see her passion and excitement for the alive, active Word to become real to her. She saw God be specific (remember that prayer from Monday’s post?) to her through something she learned. God became even more personal to her through that than He was the day before.

And it was contagious, kinda like the flu! I praised God, sang, and worshipped all the way home! I’m still a little giddy about it. I got my hope and now I’m the one who wants to stand up and say “People, do y’all see this?!? Do you see what He’s doing?!?!”   

Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders.
From where the sun rises to where it sets,
You inspire shouts of joy.
Psalms 65:8 NLT

From where the sun rises to where it sets – that covers a lot of ground! And He inspires shouts of joy from one end of that ground to the other!

Well, You know You make me wanna' Shout!
Kick my heels up and Shout!
Throw my hands up and Shout!
Throw my head back and Shout!
Come on now
Shout it out!

God, I love You.

By the way, girls, No - I don't have fever with these fits!

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  1. "joy unspeakable and full of glory"

    Those words have been an echo in my head all day. There is actually a song by one of my favorite bands and the chorus is those words, repeated over and over again.

    Once you catch it, it spreads. God is so amazing.

  2. YES!!! I love it!

    I had a recent experience with a friend of mine whose husband isn't a believer. She has prayed for him for many years, and the other night, at their grandchildren's school program, he began to sing "Jesus Loves Me" and it made her heart leap with joy. She shared it with me, and a few others in our room, and it does, it explodes!


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