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Dancing Fool

February 23, 2009

Oh yes, I’ll dance to God’s glory—more recklessly even than this.

 2 Samuel 6:22 – The Message


Last week, I stood in my bathroom, waiting for the shower to heat up.  Getting ready for my in-shower concert, I was humming a worship song in my head from church. 


Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer


As I began to sing, I was reminded of a Bible study I had gone to that week. The leader had told us a beautifully woven story that brought to life the image of David, dancing practically naked in the streets.  She ended her lesson encouraging us to praise God as freely as David had.


Inspired by the picture she had created for us, I began to dance.  Instead of getting in my shower, I began to sing a little louder and move around my very narrow bathroom. 


As steam filled the room, I was David, in the streets, full of joy, praising my God.  My hands were raised high and my eyes were closed, although that had more to do with the wall-to-wall mirrors in my bathroom than anything else.


As I danced, a surprising thing happened.  I forgot about my body and everything I hate about myself.  My thoughts were only on God and how He really is my Strong Deliverer. As I offered up my little song and dance, I wonder if He was smiling, laughing, or shaking His head at me.  Maybe He was saying, “Well it’s about time!


While I’m not ready to strip down to my underwear and dance in the streets anytime soon, I’ll try to move out of the comfort of my bathroom more often and praise God unashamed…fully dressed of course. 


If anyone questions me, may I have the courage to reply, as David did…Oh yes, I’ll dance to God‘s glory—more recklessly even than this!”






3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 23, 2009 1:48 pm

    I believe with all my heart God wants our praise to be with reckless abandon, full of love and devotion to the one that can not only fulfill us but sustain us! Thanks for the reminder

  2. mamala permalink
    February 24, 2009 10:13 am

    What a warm picture this invokes.
    Total abandon–lack of concern for the opinions of others–unashamed joy.
    With that freedom–we are free.
    Redundant–yes–but necessary to that line of thought.
    I do so love you Ang.

  3. turtlemomma permalink
    February 24, 2009 3:44 pm

    Sometimes you gotta dance your cares away.

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