Give God glory! Give Him glory, beloved, and prepare yourself to worship Him in dance — because it truly brings glory to God! It demonstrates worship with your whole being. Dancing is part of His glorious wedding preparation… it is the self-surrendering act of glorifying the God of Creation in the assembly of His saints.
Dancing before the Lord of lords is worshiping Him with your whole mind, your whole heart and your whole soul. It delights the Father when His children worship Him with arm-in-arm, hand-in-hand, unifying dance. But more importantly, it helps humble the natural-man and usher the spirit-man into the Kingdom of God.
Dancing releases you from your “self” and produces a surrender and freedom deep within the soul. When you join in dance before the Lord you enter into true Davidic worship and you surrender your flesh and disrobe the garment of “self.” Dancing is an outward expression of a surrendered heart and soul.
King David wrote and sang these words
“Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of the saints. Let them praise His name with dancing and make music to Him with tamborine and harp.” “For the Lord takes delight in His people; He crowns the humble with salvation.” (Psalm 149:1,3,4)
Dancing and humility go hand-in-hand. We should desire to express our total worship of the Lord when the Holy Spirit presents the opportunity.
“There is a time for everything… a time to mourn and a time to dance.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1,4)
Our wedding garments are not made with physical fabric but the substance of obedience and adoration for the Lamb and Father God. They are woven in our times of surrender and placed upon us as we enter into the fullness of the Spirit, as we enter the Kingdom of God. Our openness, willingness and heart’s desire to glorify Him is the key to the entrance of His kingdom. Those who enter shall know the freedom of dance. Those who enter are those who “overcome” – the “wise virgins” (Mat.25:2) — prepared as a bride for Jesus. God promised this through Jeremiah:
“Then shall the virgin (the bride) rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and I will comfort them (with the Holy Spirit, the Comforter), and make them rejoice from their sorrow.” (Jeremiah 31:13)
You are being prepared
We are being prepared for the “wedding of the Lamb.” The Lord also says of the bride:
“From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sounds of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained’ their community will be established before Me;” (Jeremiah 30:19,20)
King David was a man after God’s own heart; he had no pride hindering his reverence of God. King David, who danced before the Lord, put it this way:
“David said, ‘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 (dance) before the Lord. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes.” (2 Samuel 6:21,23)
David identifies the pride of life that keeps us from entering into true worship — the kind of worship God originally intended for His children. God inspired dancing for His glory. That was it’s original purpose! Give glory to God with your whole being — become a DAVIDIC WORSHIPER! He is the Father! He is the Son! He is your Creator… and He is worthy!