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Hey SUM family, Tiffany here!

I want to share a brief encounter that happened at church recently.

My pastor during the end of the music portion of service felt the Lord prompt him to do an alter call of sorts. He called those who were dry in their faith, those who were seeking but it just seemed to come up fruitless, those who needed a refreshing.

I love the Lord but sometimes I get so wrapped up in responsibilities and duties of life that I end up more like Martha than Mary. I "forget" to sit at the feet of Jesus. I deplete my energy because I do not fill up with my Power Source.

Pastor called people to come forward and he likened it to when David would play his harp for Saul. Sometimes God's people just need to be ministered to with music and worship to the Lord.

I went forward and was right next to the stage. I lifted my hands and closed my eyes...praying and allowing the music to wash over me. I could feel the vibration of the music beat Hands-1566605_1920 against my clothing. It was as if I was feeling God's heartbeat. Before I knew it, I just lost it. You know those times of "ugly crying" where you just can't hold it in?

There were people crowded around me in worship and here I am sobbing so loud. I was grateful for the music to drown it out to others...except for the Father.

The crying intensified and I found myself crying to the point where it was emptying out all the air in my lungs. It was pretty intense. Let me tell you that what happened next was truly amazing! Once my lungs were empty from my bawling I found myself filling up with laughter. Have you ever been filled with the Holy Spirit with evidence of His joy? It has been so long since this has happened to me.

As I laughed, I could feel the weight of all my sorrow, apathy, grief, despair and indifference lift off of me.

I think of Jesus when He went into the wilderness for 40 days. He clung to the words of God to keep him focused. Once it was time, He came out of the wilderness in the power of the Holy Spirit.

This experience was not just available for Jesus. My testimony from church is a modern day example. Some of you are in the wilderness right now. The concerns of life have gotten you wandering. Jobs. Marriages. Children. Loss. Hurt. Disappointment. Lack. Need.

Oh how I long to sing and dance with my worship flags over you. Oh how I long to cover you in prayer and petition. Oh how I long to hug you.

The Holy Spirit put a song in my heart. It is a work in progress. I want to share what I have so far as I feel like it will be an encouragement to you.

Let the nations hear the sound

Let the nations hear the sound

Of the Father in Heaven

With His glory reaching down


Bringing peace to the anxious

Bringing joy to those without

Bringing healing for the broken

Bringing comfort for the pain


Bringing rest for the weary

Bringing hope for the despaired

Bringing  through His Spirit

Bringing life through His Son


Let the nations hear the sound

Let the nations hear the sound

Of the Father in heaven

With His glory reaching down

I pray that you take the time to sit before Jesus. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. You should never feel ashamed or embarrassed to "ugly cry" before Him. I feel like someone needed to hear that. You don't need permission to do it...but I hope that it gives you encouragement today.

I was reminded of this song as while typing this blog post. Listen to it and allow the Father to wash over you.

Psalm 38:9 -

Lord, you know all my desires and deepest longings.
My tears are liquid words, and you can read them all. (TPT)

You know what I long for, Lord;
you hear my every sigh. (NLT)

Lord, all my desire is before You;
And my sighing is not hidden from You. (NKJV)

I bless you with peace in Jesus' name. I bless you with joy in Jesus' name. I bless you with love in Jesus' name. I bless you with rest in Jesus' name. I bless you with hope in Jesus' name.

Let's talk in the comments. How can we help you? How can we encourage you?

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