Uninhibited Dance

“David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the Lord with all his might, while he and the entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets.” 2 Samuel 6: 14-15

The music segued from light jazz to upbeat, jitter bug. It was time to kick off our shoes, let loose and celebrate the Happy Couple. But, who would lead us out onto that dance floor? Not wanting to upstage the bride and groom on their special day, I waited patiently, tapping my toes in time to the beat.

Behind me I heard the running feet of my then, 23 month old granddaughter and in an instant she was at the edge of the dance floor, stopped only by the vastness of that great space. She stood there in her pink frilly dress, with a huge smile on her face, clapping her hands and tapping her feet in her sparkly shoes to the beat of the music. Instinctively she knew it was time to dance and she was ready! 

Pops led her out onto the floor. Her joy uncontainable, she squealed with delight and jumped into the air with all her might and the aid of her Pops. Totally uninhibited by who was watching or what people were thinking she danced her heart out. The party had  officially begun!

God calls us to be uninhibited in our worship and our ministry, just like little children. He’s placed all the right instincts in our hearts from birth to help us, not only survive, but to thrive. The catch is, He’s left it up to us to step onto the dance floor. He’ll never push us, instead He stands before us with an outstretched hand waiting for us to follow His lead. Once we take hold of Him and start dancing, others will follow and the party begins.

The world is waiting for you to step out, take the dance floor on the arm of the Bridegroom. What’s holding you back?

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About Dawn Aldrich

Dawn Aldrich is a children's author and inspirational blogger. Besides writing she enjoys building family memories with her husband, Peter, their two grown children, and her young grandchildren. To learn more about her book, Auntie's House (2009, Halo Publishing) or to read her inspirational blog, Dawn's New Day please go to http://www.DawnAldrich.com or http://blog.DawnAldrich.com.


Uninhibited Dance — 1 Comment

  1. I love this post. Why do we as adults have to become so self-conscious when we want to praise God? Or, on the flip side, are we feeling some void in our relationship with God – where the display of praise might feel less than genuine? My prayer is for God’s spirit to well up in me so that glorious praise is my natural response.

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