Friday, July 20, 2007

Joy in His Presence!

I woke up this morning (after like 2 hours of sleep) with a heavy and burdened heart. I am CHOOSING joy today regardless!! This is kind of funny but last night I went to bed at like 1am and I couldn't shut my mind down (this is something Rod never has to worry about...we could have WW3 at our house and he could go right to sleep) so I got my iPod out and began to listen to my mix. Bad idea! My heart just started pounding. Then I had more energy from feeding the get the idea. I was up after that! I had to stretch out my hands and give Him some praise!

Psalm 16:11
11 You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 77
For the director of music. For Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm. 1 I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me.
2 When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands and my soul refused to be comforted.
3 I remembered you, O God, and I groaned; I mused, and my spirit grew faint. Selah
4 You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak.
5 I thought about the former days, the years of long ago;
6 I remembered my songs in the night. My heart mused and my spirit inquired:

Psalm 85:6
Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?

Psalm 118:24
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

1 comment:

twinkle said...

Jenny, I've had times like that and I believe God is really trying to get me to be still and invite His Holy Spirit to fill me up. I usually pray first against any kind of thing I need forgiveness for...asking God to MOVE it out of my life. And then I ask Him to FILL me up with His Holy Spirit. (An emptying of bad and a filling of good.) I truly think you are experiencing a special Spirit connection. It feels kinda like a buzzing power transformer in your body!
Another thing I've discovered about that feeling you're describing is it can be a call for interceding for someone through prayer. Once I start praying and asking God to bring to mind what he's desiring for me...even asking Him to intercede through me...peace comes.
Hey, Baptist girls know God is a Trinity, too! The Holy Spirit is a Mighty Wind... Bless ya, sis!