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When Strange Things Happen at Church like Shouting, Dancing

When you see something that is happening in a church and you don't understand, rather than gossip with others about it, conduct research and let God bless you with some wisdom.

Although it may be funny to mock church people, it isn't funny to God. I came across an interesting revelation in the Bible about one who observed David dancing. Her name was Michal. According to 2 Samuel 14-23 from the New Living Bible, the scriptures teach us about David dancing before the Lord. "And David danced before the Lord with all his might...(but as the procession came into the city, Michal, Saul's daughter, watched from a window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she was filled with contempt for him.)

Can I tell you there are people who attend church and don't like others dancing, shouting, or doing much else in the spirit, because it makes them feel uncomfortable. Other onlookers don't want the service held up and still others just don't believe in it.

Now there are church members who aren't sincere and usually are seen dancing often with music in the finest outfits usually seated in a place to be seen by many, but then there are those believers that can't help but move and the music doesn't have to be playing. It is during those times, God will allow his spirit to indwell a human and when it does one's body cannot contain the excitement within! The spirit-filled believer may run in place, jog through aisles, spin, fall out, skip, move their legs in a vigorous motion, rock, or some other movement. All the while there are onlookers, some of which, don't understand. The Bible says, "But Michal came out to meet him (David) and exclaimed in disgust, "How glorious the king of Israel looked today! He exposed himself to the girls along the street like a common pervert!" David retorted, "I was dancing before the Lord who chose me above your father and his family and who appointed me as leader of Israel, the people of the Lord! So I am willing to act like a fool in order to show my joy in the Lord. Yes, and I am willing to look even more foolish than this, but I will be respected by the girls of whom you spoke!" So Michal was childless throughout her life.

Notice God didn't take Michal's criticism lightly. She was Saul's daughter, a man who hated David. Sometimes people are overly critical when they don't like someone. "She think she is something. Look at him with his holy ghost two step. You know she is faking."

"True" born again believers are used by God, one must be a fool to joke, ridicule, or make false accusations about something he or she doesn't understand. I use to laugh with the comedians about some of God's people when I was on the outside looking in on church folk, but I never thought some of those things they did were ordained by God and punishment could fall on me (even my children) for being critical and/or comical.

I never thought that God would use me to warn others or use me in the church either, but he has done both not once or twice but many times since 1997 in various ways from the gifts of the spirit to having children. None of which I would have ever imagined.


May God fill you with the Holy Spirit and move on you to shake up someone's world!

1 comment:

jules said...

that is awesome wish i was there would love to dance before the Lord and really let myself go in worship

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