No, this entry is not about the totally sweet worship song by Cory Asbury and Jaye Thomas. (But, side note, if you’re in the U.S., make sure to visit IHOP:KC for the OneThing conference from December 28-31 for an awesome “Holy Ghost party.”)
Sunday, Jake and I turned 32, and so we decided to invite some friends to come over in the evening. I hate birthday parties and I think they’re stupid in general, but we wanted an excuse to hang out with friends. So there you have it.
Well, fewer friends were able to make it than I’d hoped, but the Holy Spirit came. 🙂 We had some seriously great conversations about the baptism in the Holy Spirit, and the evening ended with one young woman asking for us to pray for her to be filled. It was awesome! We started getting prophetic words for her, and pretty soon she’s crying and her mascara’s all over the place. (If you’re a preacher, and you make a woman cry, you feel pretty darn good. Seriously.)
She didn’t speak in tongues or feel fire running through her body or get a heavenly vision, but she was definitely touched by God, and I can’t wait to see what he does next. Pray for Cristiana. She’s got such a hunger for Jesus and just wants to see all that he promised coming to pass.
So, yeah, Jesus was the life of the party last night. And when he shows up, things get crazy awesome.
And, seeing as I started by talking about “Holy Ghost Party” by Cory Asbury and Jaye Thomas… Here are the lyrics and chords (by way of Christian Guitar Wiki) for those interested.
A Bm G
The Lord has healed our bodies
Time for Holy Ghost party
Dance, dance, dance
A Bm D G
A Bm G
If you know the Lord’s been good to you (3x)
Come on and dance, dance, dance, dance, dance
A Bm G
Ain’t no party like a Holy Ghost party
‘Cause a Holy Ghost party don’t stop