Friday, July 16, 2010

Dancing Wild and Free

I love dancing in my room when it's just me and God. I can be silly and wild and free...I can just be me.

Today I put on some of my favorite Spanish worship music (hey, no one can write worship/praise music like Spanish speakers can - it's just AMAZING how full of joy and victory they are! Everything is a declaration of war over all that is evil and a cry for the tangible glorious and holy presence of God), and I just danced and danced.

It really is one of my favorite ways to worship God.  And I think he rather enjoys it. I like thinking about how I have an audience of one - and I can just FEEL him smiling over me and laughing at my antics. He enjoys me. I've convinced of it. I don't mean that in a stuck-up sort of way.  I think he enjoys all of us!  We have to recognize that diminishing who we are in Christ is just false humility. I am a daughter of the Most High God, of the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, and the Creator of the Universe. He delights in me and I delight in him!  We make each other laugh!  I would never be embarrassed about declaring my earthly father's love for me, so why should I not say with great confidence that my Heavenly father has even MORE love for me than that?

Anyway - so I danced. And I worshiped. And I had a great time. And I'm going to dance my way further into the heart of God.

I also had this thought that it would be really great to make a dance/exercise video using radical awesome praise songs about how glorious and mighty God is.  Wouldn't that be a great start to your morning?  To get up and jump around like crazy?  And burn calories doing it, jump-starting your system for the day? Fit for life, and fit for Jesus?  Ha...I could call it that... "Fit body, Fit soul, Fit for Destiny".  :-) I'll think on that one..


  1. I love to dance in the presence of Jesus...although, sometimes I feel a little shy or embarrassed about it..I know that sounds ridiculous, but I am working on it. live for an audience of ONE. In every aspect of life.

    You should make that exercise video! haha...I would totally do it! A great way to stay in shape and worship Jesus at the same time!...multitasking. and it's a catchy name too! ;) It's so important to be strong physically so we can fulfill our destinies and serve Jesus best we can!

    The Lord gave me a vision of me dancing with Him. I think it was a picture of my grief and how I need to live each day of my life...I'll share it on my blog later.

  2. Hannah - I totally know what you mean about feeling shy or embarrassed about it. I'm an extrovert, but I still get all shy when I'm around other people at least. However, that's the beauty of just practicing in your room, just you and God. No one else can see you. Just him. :-) Okay, maybe the angels, too...but I think they dig it. *Grin*
    This past week we had something we call Prayer and Praise at our church, which we have every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, and I marched right up to the front and worshiped my heart out. At one point the worship leader (which was actually my little brother) encouraged to worship even more freely - to really let go and think about God and block out all other distractions. Anyway, I started dancing, right there in front of everyone - and it wasn't anything as crazy as what I do when it's just me, but it felt pretty crazy, since I was spinning around to the song "Marvelous Light" by Charlie Hall, and decided to ignore everyone else around me. Honestly, being that free in worship has only come in the past few years. I didn't always feel that way. I remember I used to be shy about things like raising my hands or kneeling in worship. Now, with so much just me and God time - it overflows into more public times of worship. The more you worship God freely in the secret place, the more you'll worship him freely whereEVER you are. :)

    I'll get crackin' on that exercise video. ;-) "Fit for Destiny - Holy Laughter Stomach Crunches, Part 1"

  3. hahaha I think they dig it too! You're so funny.

    I still feel shy worshiping in public. But, you're right...the more me and God alone time, the more comfortable with it I'll become and I won't care who sees me! That is my goal. I really don't like to feel inhibited.

    There is a really cool place called "the worship center" like 25 minutes from my house and I just found out about it a couple weeks ago...every tuesday night, they have intercessory prayer, thursday nights they have soaking prayer and every other friday they have live worship. also, they have speakers and conferences they are having the one thing conference there in november! I've already been a couple times and REALLY enjoyed it. I can't wait to get more involved. so often when I'm at things like that, I feel like I want to get up and dance unto the Lord. But, I never do. I'm just gonna do it!! He wants me to!

    haha I'm sure the exercise video will be a HUGE hit! ;)


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