The Great Outpouring : Part 5
Joel 2:28 ... and I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh ..
It was on a Friday night and our first service began. 141 people was in attendance. "So far so good". The gentleman that supervised the services , opened in prayer and started having special singing. This went on for 3 hours. When he turned the service over to me I knew the audience was getting agitated and restless. I played a song on the piano and closed in prayer. Next night was Saturday. Same thing happened , and I was getting frustrated. I closed again and apologized for the service being held so late. If God was moving it would of been different , but he wasn't, " man was"! The following morning was Sunday , and the Gentleman done the same thing. I was complaining to God in my heart and getting extremely agitated by now. Up until now the services had been a flop.
He finally turned the service over to me and I once again , had to apologize to the audience. I was just ready to close the revival and go home. I understood that to quit and go home would be defeat , but I just couldn't take it any more. I was sure I had heard from God while fasting and praying , and now I was beginning to doubt all of it. Something had to give. I went over to the piano and began to sing "Sheltered in the arms of God". I felt the presence of God begin to settle down over the service. I kept playing and singing and the Spirit became so heavy, I could barely Sing and play any more at this point................. To Be Continued ..
About: Bobby Smith, singer songwriter and self taught pianist , was influenced in his early life by the sounds of Jerry lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart and Mickey Gilley. Bobby was sitting in church one evening and a visiting piano player named Jack Harris dropped by. When he graced the old upright piano , it came to life with his gospel rhythm and blues style. Bobby was moved so much, he asked God to give him the gift of playing piano. Soon Bobby was teaching himself to play piano. When I grew up says Bobby , the pastors thought I was playing rock and roll and usually asked him to leave. Bobby took a short detour and formed a band and started playing night clubs for a short stint , but felt the call to get back to gospel music. Bobby writes songs that he believes is relevant to the times we live in such as "If We Ever Need Revival We Sure Do Need It Today" He also takes scripture and puts music to it or dramatizes it. For example his Single "Song Of Solomon" is so dramatic you can actually feel the romance King Solomon had for his beloved. Over the years his style has developed into gospel rhythm and blues to contemporary Christian or other styles as well. His Single "Thoughts From The Garden" is as though you are actually in the garden with Christ. Bobby's desire is for his songs to touch peoples lives in a positive way !Back to Blog | Add to Buddy List