I always believed that God was V E R Y serious. I couldn't imagine Him having a sense of humor or playing a joke on someone. THEN, I began to minister in the area of healing. Wow! Was I wrong! Ok, for some examples.
There was the time that He surprised everyone in the room, including me. In church, I had a picture appear in my mind of a woman twisting back and forth. Hmmmm.... what does this mean? I wondered. So I asked, "Who has pain in their back right now?" I thought God was showing me someone with pain.
No one said a word. Nada! I assumed I made a mistake. Then, a woman spoke up and said, "I can't twist like that because I have a rod in my back."
I called her up, and she demonstrated. She barely inched either direction. She affirmed, "I know I have a rod in my back because I can't twist back and forth."
I had no idea if this had anything to do with the picture in my mind, but I decided that healing was in order anyway. I laid hands on her and spoke healing into her back. Then, I asked, "Can you feel if anything is happening yet?"
She said, "No, nothing is happening. I KNOW I HAVE A ROD IN MY BACK BECAUSE I CAN'T......" Her voice trailed off, and her eyes opened wide as she TWISTED BACK AND FORTH WITH EASE. Over and over again, she twisted back and forth with an amazed look on her face.
People's mouths flew open as they stared in shock. Ha! I FEEL SURE THAT GOD GIGGLED A LITTLE. Why didn't He tell me that He was going to heal someone with a rod in their back? Maybe this way was funnier.
Then, there was the time that a man called me asking prayer for his dog, Daisy, who couldn't walk any longer. I felt a little conflicted about that because I knew the doctors thought the man had lung cancer, and that seemed so much more important. I also knew that the was filled with horrible pain. I complied and prayed for Daisy, however.
After I prayed for Daisy, I asked if I could pray for his lungs. He reluctantly said, "We-e-e-ll, OK."
After I prayed, I heard him say, "I didn't know that a man could have hot flashes! HEY, THE PAIN IS GONE."
"No, no, no," I said, "That is the Holy Spirit on you." It was all I could do to keep from laughing.
Then, I heard his wife say, "What are you doing rolling around on the floor? You look like you are drunk!" We had a man who thought he was having a hot flash rolling around on the floor like he's drunk!
It gets better. The man said, "Wow, Daisy is walking!"
I laughed and laughed. I feel sure God laughed right along with me. Oh, and by the way, they did not find any lung cancer.
I could tell many other stories. God LOVES to go on adventures with us. Yes, He has a serious side. Of course. But, He has a humorous side as well.
Just think of what Heaven will be like!
Adventuring with God