I’ve been longing for the presence of the Lord all day. My heart has felt home sick for his thick over whelming presence.
I’ve had a great and productive day full of love and service to my family, but I’ve longed for heaven on earth.
I’ve snuck off all day to quiet places to be with the Lord. I’ve told him my longings to be with him.
I called Ginny to get the info about those soaking CD’s. I talked to her for awhile and she has had the same longings as me. She said that we need to get our girlfriends together and have a “drinking party”. She said that she’s heard of some people who do that all the time. Their friends get together and get drunk with the Holy Spirit parties. I WANT TO DO THIS SOON! It sounds so fun. I totally think I want to do this for my birthday in September. Obviously I want to do this sooner then September, but…What a way to turn 30!
Anyway, this is the story for the day:
Like I said, I called Ginny about the soaking CD’s. To my disappointment I have to wait on shipping. iTunes have spoiled me and I’m used to being able to download them immediately. So, I remembered that Pam mentioned someone that I could get from iTunes so I called her. Well, she gave me a site that I could listen to steaming soaking songs. I picked a few and added them to my iTunes. I guess I got about 6 songs and set it up where they would play one after the other. I got a pillow on the floor and just rested in the Lord. After just a little while I decided to get Miles and let him lay on the floor with me and listen to the music with me.
When the girls saw me do this they wanted to be with Miles. I told them that they could get a pillow also and lay down on the floor with me. They got a pillow and we all lay on my office floor. I told them that we were going to lie down and think about Jesus. It was so neat. We had the music playing. We had our pillows. We had Jesus. You should have seen us. I got the idea that she should do this every day of the summer. It will be great. Anyway, we were laying there for about 1 long song, then a funny thing happened. The next song that came on was from the soundtrack of Annie. It was “It’s a Hard Knock Life”. We all started laughing. I got up quickly to change the song, but the moment was over. Melody ran off, and since I moved Miles started fussing.
I carried him to the living room and let him fall asleep on me. He was so tired. He was on my chest asleep when Jocie came over to me to get me to fasten her bracelet. She stretched out her hand close to me so I could put it back on and she said, “Hey, it looks like I’m praying for Miles. I should pray for Miles.” After I did her bracelet she laid her hands on Miles and began to pray over him. She prayed things that I haven’t heard her pray before. She prayed that he would walk. She prayed that he would run. She prayed that he would get older, and that he wouldn’t have to have any more surgeries. She prayed that he wouldn’t have any pain. It was so powerful. She prayed with boldness and wisdom about things that I think is beyond her years and understanding. THEN, something else happened! Melody told us that it was her turn to pray. Randy and I have never heard her pray before today. She came over to Miles, laid her hand on his back, and started to pray. She also prayed bold things. I loved it! It was awesome! It was powerful to watch them desire to pray after the soaking time together.
I really think this summer that we will take some time out each day and be in the presence of the Lord together. It sounds so fun. I can’t wait to see what happens during that time! WOW! WOW!