Updated: Oct 31, 2022
October 30, 2022
David was a man that danced! He never seemed to mind what his dancing looked like because it was worship. To his father, it was beautiful. When we look foolish because of God, it’s because the world’s eyes are broken. There was a time in 2 Samuel when David was dancing with all his might before the Lord and his wife Michal saw him. Her heart immediately flooded with judgment and the Bible says she was filled with contempt for him. Another version says that she despised him in her heart. Michal was an example of someone with broken eyes and maybe a bit of a twisted heart.
The world is full of people with broken eyes. David was worshipping in one of the highest forms of surrender and she thought he was crazy. David was giving up and allowing God to work through him. All she saw was a crazy man! Dancing can be literal or used as a metaphor. We can live our lives trapped in the box of what people think, or, we could live in the freedom that God offers. We can dance or we can stare.
2 Corinthians 5:13 says, For if we are out of our mind, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. Why should we live for a world that doesn’t understand? In fact, we are actually called to be set apart from the world and transformed. That has to spill into more than just our worship, but that’s where it starts. When you choose to dance, there will be people that don’t get it. There will be people that stare. God moves when you choose to give it all in and surrender. So go try it, try putting away the what-ifs and experiencing his presence as you dance before him. Then, take that same surrender and live it out in everything you do. Let us be people that are called out of our minds by the world. Don’t be afraid to challenge the world with your freedom. Where we are called out of our minds, that's where we want to be!