JOY BUBBLES IN HIS HAMMOCK!
EXPERIENCE: Today (5/24/06) Wayne and I went
shopping for a Hammock for our daughter-in-law. The
only thing quickened about the experience was that Wayne
said, "You have to have your youth to be able to sit in
one of these!" I smiled thinking of the BBQ where we
saw our niece climb into one and promptly roll over onto
When we arrived home, I had the following email sent to
Dear Sandy and Wayne,
I just remembered something that I "saw" when praying
for you two last night.
Bubbles arising and then popping, but...with a
difference. Each bubble contained GIFTS that came
floating down to you two. There were LOTS of bubbles.
JOY Bubbles is what I heard. I think you have used that
term in the past Sandy.
Hugs, and happy popping!
That Word really blessed me as I have been putting
together a new book about How God Speaks Through Humor
and Bloopers. I have really enjoy assembling it and
been laughing and chuckling a lot. In the process I
have been praying that the Lord restore our joy.
Isa 61:6-7 NKJV
But you shall be named the priests of the LORD, they
shall call you the servants of our God. You shall eat
the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory you shall
boast. Instead of your shame you shall have double
honor, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in
their portion. Therefore in their land they shall
possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs.
The last 2 weeks with everything being hit, my parents,
my tooth, niece's cat, work, and church, I could no
longer keep up the pace and needed to rest and recoup so
I could be of some good use for somebody. I have no
desire to quit my calling of scribing, but needed to
take this season to rest. I have "rested" about one
week and already missed it. Night before last at
church, Wayne saw me taking notes, and said, "I thought
you were on sabbatical." I knew my sabbatical would be
When we came home from shopping for the hammock, I
downloaded loving letters from my update I sent out and
I was just soaking in them and being uplifted. I came
to one that started out, "I had to smile when I
read your update." She mentioned how she has just come
from a long oasis time with the Lord. The moment I read
that intro, the Presence of the Lord descended upon me
like a warm, soothing blanket where I just knew God's
feathers were not ruffled, and He was just chuckling
Then as I was reading this warm Word, I was so drawn by
the love language and felt He was really, really drawing
me and wooing me! This Word was anointed. About half
way through this, I started to feel the Lord's Presence
descend upon me and I started to feel like there was not
a care in the world. I felt like a love sick bride just
wanting to follow my Groom into His chambers. The more
I responded to His Presence and call, I started to
giggle because His Presence was so tangibly strong upon
me, that I KNEW this was exactly what He was doing to
me! He was wooing me with this beautiful love letter.
It got to the point, every sentence I was laughing and
then giggling, then laughing again. Then I got the this
point in the letter:
"...In My great heart is a hammock, where you and I will
spend much sweet intimate time together. It is a
sound-proofed place where the worries and concerns of
the world will not enter. I have seen the beginning from
He hit me like an explosion!!! I was so inebriated in
His Presence, and I had peals of laughter rippling
through me. I KNEW the Lord was wooing me with
everything He could muster, and totally overpowering
me. I laughed and laughed, and giggled and giggled. I
was totally done in with His wine. I couldnt even
finish the long prophesy she sent. I staggered from my
computer chair to bed and laughed for at least a half
hour. Ever been "stuck" in a hammock, with God's arms
wrapped around you? He's got such a grip, that if you
even try to get away, you simply roll over onto the
ground and stay cocooned in His loving Presence!
After I was sober enough to sit up, I had 2 phone calls
with work and church calling at the same time. Work was
in crisis mode and I just floated through it, offering
prayer and wisdom. When I finally got back to pastor, I
told him about my experience, and I was still just
soaring in His gooey love. I could hear Pastor
I have never experienced such strong joy bubbles since
1999. God is good!!!!!! I can only imagine how awesome
it is going to be when He descends like this to whole
congregations. When He came to Toronto and the churches
with the laughter, I was stone sober. I thought they
were all nuts. (smile) Man this new stuff He is going
to pour out is DOUBLE PORTION joy bubbles.
WORD TO PONDER: YOU DELIGHT ME! 5/24/06
My love-sick bride, you may think your world is a mess
and everything is falling apart, but just one look of My
loving eye, and we both know you are a gonner. I AM
perfectly able to handle every little detail that avails
you, and then woo you down the hallway of faith and
right into My chamber of love. I have such raptures of
joy and peace waiting to descend upon you! Double
portion joy is yours!
How I LOVE your response to Me. You give ME utter joy
and delight as I embrace you and you so become so
enraptured in My Presence! I love to give you Myself.
And I love to just cocoon you in My arms and hold you
there until you are finally at peace and can let go of
all the cares. Tell Me what really matters in life.
Tell Me Who really matters... smile. Yes I know you
well, My beloved bride. Even now I AM beckoning you to
leave it all behind for an afternoon and spend time
alone with Me.
Mark 6:31-32 NKJV
And He said to them, "Come aside by yourselves to a
deserted place and rest a while." For there were many
coming and going, and they did not even have time to
eat. So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by