Last Sunday I stood in the middle of a crowded sanctuary worshiping the Holy One. Heavenly melodies swirled through the air captivating our souls with His great love. I closed my eyes and sensed the Lord near. I felt something stirring on His heart. “What is it, Lord?”
Without a word He removed the mufflers from my spiritual ears. I could hear the music with great clarity. Yet, I no longer heard various instruments—only drums. Its rhythm changed to a tribal beat. “Lord, what do you want to show me?”
The Lord showed me a group of native Indians dancing vigorously. They danced relentlessly. Never stopping, never slowing. It was a war dance—a dance for freedom.
I opened my eyes. The sanctuary was the same. The band played on and the people sang their praise to God. Several minutes later the song changed and I watched in wonder as one by one people stepped to the front of the sanctuary. Together, young and old, male and female shared the sacred space at the altar—and danced.
There is a war raging for our freedom and joy. I can feel the impact on my own life. Certainly you notice the tension in yours. The Lord is urging us to fight for our freedom. Our weapon in the battle is none other than the act of worship. Whether it be a skip, jump, or sway take a risk for your breakthrough. Our freedom is found in—the dance.
Will you dance for your freedom?
David danced before the LORD with all his might. 2 Samuel 6:14 NIV
Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you. Galatians 5:1 Message
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.
Dancing Generation by Matt Redman
Shout onto God by Hillsong United