Sarah Laughed!

ByKaren

Sarah Laughed!

Has God ever told you something or showed you something that was TOTALLY off the wall? As I stated in one of my earlier blogs, “His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways!”

As some of you may recall, God told Abraham and Sarah in their old age, that they would have a child. And to this, SARAH LAUGHED!!!!! Her response to our awesome, mighty God, was a laugh!! Can you imagine, being in your nineties and having a child? Ha, I couldn’t imagine having one in my forties or fifties!

God does things to prove a point to people. One thing that sticks out in my memory is a story of how God moved in someones life. It goes as follows:

“On a Sunday morning, Holy Spirit was moving heavily through out the church. There was a huge crowd and several visitors in the congregation. Out of nowhere, which is very unusual, the piano player casually walked up to the piano, and sat down UNDER the piano with her bible. Of course all eyes were on her and lots of confused looks on peoples faces. Then all of a sudden, a sinner man started walking the aisle from the back of the church, all the way up to the alter. He cried out, “I told God that if He was really real and wanted me to come to Him, to have someone do something out of the ordinary or crazy to show Himself to me.”

God had told the piano player to go sit under the piano. She was flabbergasted and thought that it was her imagination at first, but God was persistent. If she had not been obedient to the unctioning of Holy Spirit, a soul would have walked out, still lost.

Who says that God doesn’t like fun? He can be VERY humorous at times. He gives us joy in our hearts for a reason. Being a Christian is not gloom and doom. God loves us soooo much that He likes to sneak in silly, somewhat off the wall, things to let us know that it’s OK to laugh and be out of the ordinary. 🙂

About the author

Karen author

Karen, who owns a coffee and Christian gift shop with her husband, lives in a small town in Tennessee just slightly south of where she was raised. She has been married to David, their town’s fire chief, for nearly 18 years. Together they have 4 children ranging in ages from 10 on up to 16. Karen’s heart longed to be a mother from a very young age & is a natural at being a “professional mother”. She is gifted in many areas & is guaranteed to keep you entertained! In addition to all of this, she is Emily’s older sister & one of Angie’s closest friends.

  • Ann Cox Francies

    U KNOW I WOULDA LAUGHED!!! I’VE LAUGHED AT THE MOST INAPPROPRIATE TIMES… SUCH AS AT A FUNERAL SEVERAL YEARS AGO. SOMETHING STRUCK ME AS HILARIOUS AND U KNOW ME, I LOST IT!! SNORT, WHEEZE, DESPERATELY IN NEED OF OXYGEN… RED FROM EMBARRASSMENT, TEARS STREAMING DOWN MY FACE AND MY LAUGHTER ONLY WORSENED!!! THING WAS, I HARDLY KNEW THE MAN THAT HAD PASSED… AND I WAS SITTING WITH THE MOURNERS… NOT ONE OF THE MANY FUNERALS I HAVE PLAYED AND SANG FOR. ALL THAT SAID, HAD GOD TOLD ME TO GO SIT UNDER THE PIANO, I WOULD HAVE. ONCE THIS WOMAN THAT WENT TO WVPT, KEPT GOING UP FOR PRAYER TO STOP SMOKING. NEARLY EVERY SERVICE SHE WAS UP THERE WANTING PRAYER FOR IT. THE LORD WAS USING ME IN THE ALTAR SERVICES THAT NIGHT AND HE TOLD ME TO ANOINT HER TONGUE WITH OIL AND SHE WOULD NEVER SMOKE AGAIN. SO I TOLD HER WHAT HOLY SPIRIT HAD LEAD ME TO DO AND SHE LOOKED AT ME AS IF I’D LOST MY MIND AND SAID, NO!! NEEDLESS TO SAY, SHE STOPPED ASKING FOR PRAYER TO STOP AND LAST TIME I SAW HER, SHE WAS STILL SMOKING. IT ALL COMES DOWN TO OBEDIENCE. WHAT MIGHT SEEM SILLY TO SOME MAY INDEED BE THE ANSWER TO SOMEONE ELSE’S PRAYER. ..OR SALVATION, ,, GREAT BLOG, KRA!