“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength” Proverbs 17:22, NLT.
I’ll never forget when my husband and I attended a music ministry event when we were dating. Different artists came up to sing, perform poetry and rap. It was an awesome time in God. Towards the end of the event, an altar call was given and I, along with several others, answered the altar call. I got down on my knees, closed my eyes and began to worship my heavenly Father. I told Him how great He is and how blessed I am to know Him. While I was bowed down, I felt a piece of cloth hovering over my head. I thought to myself, “Well, that’s different”, but I just kept worshiping God. I didn’t care. So as I’m bowed down with my face to the floor, my eyes closed, in serious worship mode, I feel the cloth move from over my head towards the back of my neck. By this time I’m wondering, what is this? So I open my eyes and gradually begin to bring my head up, and I suddenly notice I am under a woman’s dress! I moved back so fast and sat down…completely traumatized! The woman was totally unaware! While I was bowed down in worship, she must have stepped back, causing her dress to cover my head! Oh my! Everyone on the front row started to laugh and all I could think was “Lord, I was worshiping You! Why You didn’t tell me I was under a woman’s dress?”
I guess He truly does cover me.
The Lord has a great sense of humor. He brings joy and laughter into our lives when we least expect it. No matter what you are going through, receive His joy and a merry heart today. Let it be good medicine for your body and soul!
Prayer: Father God, I love Your wonderful sense of humor! You bring joy and laughter into my life, and I thank You. Fill me with the joy of the Holy Ghost. I receive Your joy in my heart by faith. Lift every burden that is weighing me down. You are good and You are in control. I love You! Thank You for Your joy! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.