“We are not celebrating to entertain ourselves…we are celebrating to declare the worth of God. He is the focus…and we dare not lose sight of that. Worship calls for celebration, but always keeps us focused on Him and should lead us to a sense of power and awe.”Jeff Peterson
Psalms 149:3-4, “Let them praise His name with the dance. Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp. For the Lord takes pleasure in His people. He will beautify the humble with Salvation.”
The Lord delights in the praises of His people and He encourages you and I to dance before Him. He says, He takes pleasure in His people. Every time we sing using instruments and dance, God takes pleasure in us.
There is more to dance than just movement. Through dance, we connect with God.
Allow me to pause here and ask you to take a moment to reflect on your life. Can you see the fingerprints of God in every season of your life? Doesn’t that call for a celebration? Isn’t that worthy of praising God with a dance?
Every time you praise God with a dance, you communicate with God and if you minister before the people of God, you communicate His heart to the people you are ministering to. Dance communicates the gospel in a way that hearing the gospel does not. What the mouth cannot utter, the body freely expresses in a dance. Dance is a tapestry of devotion.
David presents an undignified dance before the Lord when he dances before God with all His might providing us with a perfect example of what true surrender and devotion in worship to God is. This is in 2 Samuel 6:14-22. Present a dance to God!
Why do we dance before the Lord?
- To celebrate God
- To celebrate what God has done (Psalms 30:11-12)
- It is an instruction (Psalms 149:3-4)
- To express your devotion to God. (Psalms 150)
- To spread the gospel of Jesus and communicate the heart of God.
To all those who minister in dance, please do not lose sight of the fact that the focus of your ministry is God. Do not allow your skill expertise or knowledge to preoccupy you. Do not allow the technicalities of dance to overshadow the glory of God upon your life.
I promise you, that once you focus on Jesus, you will experience so much power and your ministry will be amplified and it will greatly impact your spiritual life as well as those you minister to.
Dance is the most underrated form of worship to God, but it is extremely powerful. It has a way of weaving together your art, your spirituality, and your physical expression. It is a tapestry that we beautifully present to God. So dance!
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