David danced before the Lord with all his might… David and all the people of Israel brought up the Ark of the Lord with shouts of joy and the blowing of rams’ horns. But… Michal, the daughter of Saul, looked down from her window. When she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she was filled with contempt for him (2 Samuel 6:14-16 NLT).
I’ve got an Aunty that so dances during praise that her very western daughter gets so embarrassed and keeps telling her… “mum, please stop! You dance like someone who is possessed”. LOL
Seriously, this woman dances. I thought I was crazy until I met her. First time I saw her dance was in a conference and I’m thinking… Ruky, you’ve certainly met your match. My mum was seating between us and didn’t know which way to turn. Others were also looking but I’m thinking you didn’t come here to watch us dear… focus on what brought you here.
You know you come across people that think… “What’s up with you? Or those that think “it doesn’t take all that” or even worst, those that think, “You must behave a certain way when people are around”. Really? Do you know what it’s cost me to come this far?
This was what happened between David and his wife Michal… When David returned home to bless his own family, Michal… came out to meet him. She said in disgust, “How distinguished the king of Israel looked today, shamelessly exposing himself to the servant girls like any vulgar person might do!” David retorted to Michal, “I was dancing before the Lord, who chose me above your father and all his family! He appointed me as the leader of Israel, the people of the Lord, so I celebrate before the Lord. Yes, and I am willing to look even more foolish than this, even to be humiliated in my own eyes!…” (2 Samuel 6:20-22 NLT).
LOl… what’s really bothering you Michal? Is it jealously? I like that David said… you haven’t seen anything yet. I would even do worse than this. Do you know where I’m coming from?
The funny thing is that there are times when it’s my praise that keeps me from falling apart. Those are the times when I don’t feel like carrying on but then, the Bible says… let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God… (Hebrews 13:15 NLT)
Beloved… It is not the dead who praise the Lord (Psalm 115:17 NIV). Never allow anyone define how you are to praise God. Don’t put your title before God. There’s no post that is greater than that of our Lord and I like that He says… “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!” (Luke 19:40 NLT).
Its Sunday and as you attend church today, don’t allow the stones take your place.