Posted by melodieshouse on April 25, 2010
During the 1st service in church on Sunday April 18, the manifest presence of the Lord was like nothing I’ve experienced in a LOOOONG time. I was singing with the worship team and it was like the Shekinah glory settled on us. We were singing the song “Jesus is the Lord” (World Mandate or Travis Cottrell) when I was taken by surprise like I was standing at the shoreline on the beach and a big wave caught me off guard, knocked me off my feet and left me soaked! I had a hard time singing because I just started crying uncontrollably. God’s presence remained strong throughout that service.
I believe I got a touch from God and that He gave me my joy back, because when I came out of church, I felt so happy like I didn’t have a care in the world! I had been dealing with depression off and on since my son was born in Aug. 2005. When he was only 4 weeks old all my joy and life energy drained right out of me and I had been struggling to get it back ever since. My family’s financial situation over the last year was also overwhelming me and I was filled with anxiety. But since I left church Sunday last week, the worry and frustration has been gone! I used to dread getting up every morning, but not anymore!
For the first time I really GET IT that GOD IS IN CONTROL AND HE KNOWS MY EVERY NEED. I actually wondered whether He truly cared or if was punishing me and my husband. I know that thought process was seeded by the enemy but when you’re depressed you entertain the worst thoughts. Today however I feel like I’m about to burst with joy and gratitude at what HE has already done. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is within me! This is another truth that I never really “got” until recently when Pastor Tim taught on this in a sermon, and I’ve been saved and spirit-filled for more than 25 years (since I was 13). PRAISE GOD AND AMEN!