RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Wednesday 22 May 2013
DANCING FOR YOUR OWNER
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.” 2 Samuel 6:14
Read: 2 Samuel 6:12-16
Bible in one year: Ezekiel 25-27
Key point: If you cannot dance for God, who els will you dance for?
Beside standing and lifting up holy hands and going on your knees, you can also dance in worship of the Most High God. When the African dog is wagging its tail at its owner, ¡t ¡s acknowIedging its owner. So when you dance before God with all your heart, you are acknowledging God as your owner. This does not ¡nclude sexually provocative dancing. Some ladies dance to attract men and vice versa while some others dance to please God. Let your dance glorify God. l(you truly dance to please the Lord, aknowledging Him as your owner and thanking Him with all your heart, you will not leave His presence empty. You will leave with a load of His presence I and power. Also, the way you react when you receive news of a Kingdom victory is an indicator of whether the direction of flow of your heart mirrors that God. How do you feel when you hear that a soul has just been saved? If you ask how the Lord feels, you can be sure that Heaven will declare a party and they will be dancing to God’s glory including Jesus Christ Himself. For just one soul! Then what do you think will happen when 1 0, 1 00, 500, 1 000 or 10,000 souls are won to Him in a day? How do you feel? Has such Kingdom news ever made you dance?
“And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.” 2 Samuel 6:14
When the captured Ark of the Covenant was brought back to Israel, King David danced with all his might. He laid aside his position as king and danced as a subject of the King of kings. He did not know when he put aside his robe that was hindering him from dancing, and he began to leap and dance as a ‘commoner’ before Israel. It ¡s even possible he did some acrobatic display. David truly was a man after God’s heart! He did not care about the opinions of men hut of God. The truth ¡s, when a king ¡s before the King of kings, he must forget his position and pay due homage to Him who enthroned him. Are you too refined, too cultured, or too honourable to dance for your Owner?