Church and religion are funny things. It seems like the different denominations each have their own “traditions” that they follow.
Some even have “rules” to get into heaven if you will.
And the services may vary. Sit down, stand-up, now let’s all kneel.
Led by the priest or pastor? Or led by the spirit.
Services that last an hour a week- once a week? Or several hours a day- several days a week.
Or is time not an issue when the Lord is in the house?
Beautiful soft Hymns, Contemporary Christian music. Maybe no music.
Maybe a song here and there. Perhaps worship lasts an hour.
I think the way people worship is one of the BIGGEST differences I have seen between different churches.
Don’t get me wrong, some of the traditional hymn’s are just beautiful, but if you want to get me fired up for the Lord, I like a livelier beat.
And so do many others.
I almost have to chuckle when someone comes from a traditional church setting to one like….ours! It used to be a a bar/banquet facility.
Now, instead of a rock band thumping out a beat, it’s a Christian Worship team. People go up to the dance floor to give praise by singing along, raising their hands to the Lord, and yes….sometimes jumping around.
You can see new people looking at them like, “Whoa!”
Little do they know that there may be a reason they are jumping around.
We have a fellow in church who jumps around a bit. Doesn’t bother me…
Our church has been doing some teachings on spiritual gifts….prophecey, healing and such.
This fellow who jumps around has a son (who I believe said he is 15) who God has blessed with the gift of healing. The night before this weeks service, his Dad was having a single’s meeting. The 15 yr old ended up joining them. Suddenly he got word of somebody and a medical condition they were having. He prayed over them and healed them. This happened several times during that nights meeting.
He came before the congregation to tell us about it.
Then his father testified how he was once healed. He started out by joking around about his jumping around on the dance floor. Then he told his story.
Several years ago, he had an accident. There was some sheet rock falling, and in the process of grabbing it, this man’s leg twisted around. His foot did not.
It never healed properly, and his toes were essentially paralyzed. You never know how much your toes help you balance and walk until you lose use of them.
Recently he was prayed over and healed!
Feeling came back to his foot and he can again walk normally.
And Thank the Lord.
Now if you were healed like that, wouldn’t you jump for joy too?
So remember next time you see someone jumping around in church, they probably have a very good reason! They are most likely NOT a weirdo like most people assume!
That’s it- just felt compelled to share!
Have you ever experienced a healing?
Do you know of anyone else that has?