Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I'll Have a New Body

Pappy and I were blessed to go with some friends of ours to an "old-fashioned" church service Sunday morning. I'm not sure what else to call it because you sure don't see much of what we witnessed in our churches these days!! It brought back such memories of when I was a little girl growing up in a small church, attending some amazing Holy Spirit filled services!!!! It seems lots of times today, most of us....myself included....just don't go ahead and do what we feel led to do by the Holy Spirit for fear of embarrassment, or what somebody might think about us. This service we were in....the pastor didn't even get a chance to bring his message. As soon as the music started....they were singing the old hymns.....men started shouting....I saw several raise their hands up praising God....then, it started!!!! My arms and legs are getting chill bumps as I type this. First there was one who went to the altar...and there were at least 10 people who surrounded them to pray for them. Then, there was another and another and another. There were people coming down out of the choir going to meet people in the congregation to give them hugs and signs of Christian friendship and fellowship. Oh, the memories this all brought back to me. I grew up witnessing this...and I so very much want it back. I got so excited myself that I could hardly contain myself. Although not a member there...and I only knew those I was there with....I felt such a part of it all. And, all I could think was....this is just a tiny glimpse of heaven!!!! Even though I didn't personally know these people....we were all brothers and sisters with the same Heavenly Father!!! I told a friend that I completely understand why we'll have to have new bodies when we get to heaven!!! There is no way that this old earthly body can contain all the joy that we're going to feel in heaven.
In that service, I felt as if I would burst!!!
Have you ever felt that???
Oh, if you haven't....if you have any doubt that you won't get to spend eternity feeling that way....please, please don't hesitate to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior!!!!
Since that service Sunday morning, this old hymn has kept going thru my mind:

(remember...turn off my Playlist before you listen)

Philippians 3:21 (NLT)
He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!


  1. I found your blog on CWO and look forward to visiting again.


  2. Oh Deb I long for these kind of services again...the church world is dry as a cracker....I was one that was brought up in this kind of church.....


Kind words are like honey—
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