Earlier I turned on the radio and a party-like music started playing. Guess what? I started dancing.
When I’m gone, if there’s one thing my family will remember me by it will be the fact I used to dance with them, wife and kids.
It wasn’t the words that got me dancing. I didn’t even understand what the words were saying.
The beat and rhythm started, and I felt this freedom within my soul to simply start dancing. Why not? I could hear the Holy Spirit whispering within my heart, “Why aren’t you dancing? What are you ashamed of? What are you waiting for before you will dance?”
The music started and I started dancing because I was free to do so.
I hope you get it. If you’re waiting for circumstances to change before you dance, you’ll probably never dance. And if you don’t dance now, when will you dance?
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4)
I don’t want to spend the rest of my life pondering about this or that problem or situation. Come on. Rejoice in the Lord.
Last I checked, I’m still on earth and the problems are here to stay. Soon and very soon, I will leave them all behind. So while you can, dance a little salsa, a little konpa, a little hip-hop, a little merengue, a little soca. Dance before the Lord, Dance! For God has done great and mighty things.
“Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp. For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor
and sing for joy on their beds.” (Psalm 149:3-5)
You, the beloved of the Lord, how can you be ashamed of dancing before the Lord, dancing like a child with no worries, for everything is in the open hands of his father.
If you’re not dancing after you have heard the gospel, then I’m not sure that it was the gospel that you heard.