Monday, December 22, 2008

Breath of Heaven - A Worship Experience

Buddy Lauer led the worship yesterday. I made sure I was on time. I made sure I was on my usual spot (front, second row on the center right). I was anticipating an awesome worship - and awesome it was!

I knew the worship would be more intimate than usual. Buddy is the brother of Kit, our pastor who is battling cancer at this time. We don't know how long he will live, could be days, could be years. The whole Lauer family is trusting God. And when we are in the midst of a crisis like this, we know that our cries to God are deeper, louder, and more heartfelt than ever.

And so we worshiped. The song set included many of my favorites, like My Savior Lives, and Overflow. I was enjoying the worship, yes with raising my hands and dancing. By this time, people at church is already used to me doing this. It's really between me and God. My usual introverted self turns extrovert when it comes to worship.

The last song of the set was "Everlasting God". Buddy dedicated it to Kit. I closed my eyes while singing this. I was having a blast worshiping God.

Then ...

With my hands raised, my eyes closed, standing up worshiping, singing at the top of my voice, I felt a soft gush of wind just passed by me. I opened my eyes to see if who it was who passed by. No one.... No one.

Then the Spirit of the Lord whispered in my heart "Breath of Heaven".

I cried. I cried so hard I had to sit down while others are still standing up singing Everlasting God.

Breath of Heaven ...

The Spirit of God just passed me by ...

God allowed me to experience His "breath" during worship. It was an amazing experience. God didn't have to do it. He is God, and I worship Him by faith. I was not asking for a sign ...

And yet he let me experience his reality, and confirms to me that "when two or more are gathered in His name, He is there in the midst of them".

Amazing worship experience indeed!

Thank you Jesus ....

5 comments:

Joe and Karen said...

Awesome story Liza. Thank you for sharing such a powerful private moment in the Holy of Holies.
Love you.
Karen

Baby E. said...

That was AWESOME! God loves the worship and praises of His people!... God bless and enjoy worshipping HIM moment by moment!

raqgold said...

i would love to be there, too

have a blessed christmas, dear liza

thatgirlblogs said...

Thank you for sharing, nice post ;)

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

What a beautiful post! How awesome that must have been!