This is by Deborah Monson (maiden name: Cassandra Kennedy)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Joy of the Lord

It is hard to find the time to do everything in life, like blog :) This past weekend was amazing! God really moved in a lot of people in our church over the course of the FTFM seminar "The Deliverance of John Doe". A couple men from Kansas City IHOP (International House of Prayer) came to minister to the body. Friday evening after the seminar was over for the evening, I was watching some pretty interesting stuff going on, people we getting delivered and joy was coming upon the remaining congregation. I was holding Benjamin and felt kind of left out but nervous to join in anyway. After about 20 minutes I walked up to the front to see what was going on from a closer vantage point. Then Pastor Rodney from IHOP came over and started praying and put his hand in the middle of my back and when he did, it almost felt as thought he Dr. Spocked me and felt my knees start to buckle from under me. He removed his hand really quickly and Ben came over and took Benjamin out of my arms. Then Jim Macchi and P. Rodney started to pray that I would have an out pouring of the Holy Spirit and be filled with joy. Then as they were praying I felt something that was quite indescribable, it was this deep joy that literally came up from my feel and felt like a lightning of laughter throughout my whole body and I couldn't stop laughing. The laughter got so intense that I was laid out on the ground. If you ever heard someone wailing or weeping heavily, it was like that only laughing. It was so intense and it felt amazing. When it was over I couldn't get up for a few minutes. I felt weird, but since I know God is nothing like I can ever imagine, I'm sure I want more of what He is getting ready to do. God is bringing revival and I'm so excited!!!