Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp.
I’m no dancer, but when the music goes, I can’t help myself but move to the beat. I get carried away in God’s presence. Dancing sets us free from ourselves. The best place I love to dance is by myself when no one can see me. LOL. But when the Holy Spirit moves me in church, I become unafraid of how others see me, and I allow myself to be lost entirely in dancing to the Lord.
Some time ago, our church was in a revival. For the first time in my life, I joined the dance during worship. At that time, our worship can last for an hour. We danced till we were exhausted but satisfied and liberated. Those days, we just flowed with the move of God, and I didn’t want to miss out on that wave of revival.
Just like King David in the Bible. He was so excited and thrilled when he brought the Ark of Covenant back to his city that he danced with all his heart and all his might. It was not a ballroom dance or a performance dance, but a heartfelt, ‘leaping for joy’ type of dance. Even his wife mocked his dancing, but he didn’t care, he was set free. It was an expression of how he felt, and he wanted to express his fullness to God. It was a dance of worship unto the Lord. A dance of celebration and thanksgiving. A dance that ushered in the presences of God.
Hebrews 13:15 ‘Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise–the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.’ For some of us, dancing can feel like a ‘sacrifice of praise’. We have to let go of our self-consciousness and allow ourselves to be free—a sacrifice of our pride, our self appearance and image. God does not judge our dancing, but He enjoys it, and he receives our dance as worship unto Him. I can only imagine His excitement and smile on His face as we dance that He joins us, and He dances with us. My husband experienced God dancing with him while he was dancing in church. How beautiful it is to dance with the Lord.
Am I willing to let myself go and be free to dance before the Lord?’ In your own time and space, try dancing before the Lord in worship. Dancing is liberating. Let us be free. Worship is an expression from our heart through various means.
Dear Lord, thank you for today. Thank you for loving us. Lord, grant us boldness to step out in faith as we dance before You. We invite You to dance with us and teach us how to move with You. Set us free from fear and discomfort. Help us to break through into a new level of intimacy with You. We want to experience You more and more. Set our hearts, minds and spirit free to express to You all that we are, all that we feel in worship. Let Your presence fill us and surround us. Thank You, Father. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.