Dance like no one is watching

Linda Bailey is currently in the Philippines leading a short-term mission trip.  For two weeks she will be sharing some of her favourite REAP posts.  Here is the REAP she has chosen for today…
David shows us how to truly worship God

2 Samuel 6.1-23

Reference:    v. 21-22a David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel – I will celebrate before the Lord.  I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes.

Explore:    I love this passage where David dances before the Ark of the Covenant, for the Lord, in his undies.  He strips down to his linen ephod and dances like never before.  Clearly his wife hates it because she thinks he looks the fool.  But he tells her that he will do many foolish things in human eyes as long as he is celebrating the Lord.

Application:    People like to feel dignified.  I know that I’m always very conscious of what other people may think of me.  Unfortunately this also transfers into my worship of God.  David dancing in his undergarment is a big reminder that we mustn’t conform to what is necessarily socially acceptable when we worship God but worship Him like no one else is watching.

Prayer:    Lord, you are the Almighty and worthy to be praised.  May my whole life be an act of worship for you today.  Amen.

This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.