xDICEx, thank you for the light of this Biblically inspired post. I am touched by the truth that it is God dealing with our hearts from which flows our tears of devotion and cleansing in worship.xDICEx said:I think of James, first, where he advises exchange our laughter for weaping. We are sinners saved by his grace. Next, I think of Samuel's mother in tears befor the priest where he thought she was drunk mistaking her ernest petition for intoxication. God deals with our hearts. last, I'm thinking of Davids tears in the Psalms and Pauls for his beloved's assemblies. Strange vessels are we, but God's love is to be poured out in our hearts. DGB
Hi naomi, I don't know why we sometimes cry in church servides. I used to never express my emotions in public. After I had my stroke in 2001,I became quite emotional. The first time I was able to go back to my home church. I was so overwhelmed with the joy of being back in the worship services. I began to shed tears like a stream. They were not tears of sadness but tears of joy for how God had stained me while I was in the hospital.naomi said:I was just wondering...why do we cry sometimes when we're deep into worship?
Naomi: I think that people crying during worship is a sign of the manifest presence of the Holy Spirit. I say "manifest" because though the Holy Spirit is always with us when we sincerely worship, there are times when His presence will be manifested more powerfully than usual.naomi said:I was just wondering...why do we cry sometimes when we're deep into worship?
It sounds as if you and Evangeline were weeping like Jesus wept at Lazarus' tomb. Most everyone can quote John 11:35 "Jesus wept"(the shortest verse in the Bible), but I'm thinking of verse 36 "See how He loved him." Those words indicate that Jesus was crying a gut-wrenching cry from deep inside His spirit.lll3 said:Naomi,
I agree with the others about weeping with joy in the presence of the Holy Spirit. It is absolutely awesome, and don't ever hold it in. I do have one question for you. Do you ever cry from the innermost part of yourself for no reason, or maybe someone comes to mind and this happens? The reason I ask is I am an intercessor (actually we all are to different degrees). Sometimes a burden will come on my heart and I cry a gut wrenching cry like a baby for sometimes over an hour. Sometimes this happens for reasons I am unaware of and sometimes God puts someone on my heart during this. Many times I pray in tongues before or after this. Do you ever experience this?