Dance is a type of art that generally involves movement of the body, often rhythmic and to music. It is performed in many cultures as a form of emotional expression, social interaction, or exercise, in a spiritual or performance setting, and is sometimes used to express ideas or tell a story.
Dare to dance? When I first felt that the Lord was giving me that dare, I was reminded of a story I read years ago in a book called Glory by Ruth Ward Heflin. I found that story here, entitled “How Dancing Before the Lord Releases Power in Your Life. It is well worth taking time to read, and even more worthwhile taking time to actually try. I don’t know about you, but if it takes dancing before the Lord to restore our country to greatness, to safety, and to being One Nation Under God, I will do it! And I did, and I will. Will you join me in this dare?
Here’s how: Put on any praise and worship music or other music that will facilitate your prayer time. Dare to move your body even if it is just moving from side to side or up and down as Ruth had to do in the airplane restroom. (I hope you read the article. Did I mention it was worth reading?) Even if you have never done anything like this before, I dare you to try just a little movement. And with your heart leading you in your own home, you can dance from your own state to California. You can stop off in Utah and pray for the Mormons there. You can go to DC and pray for Congress; you can dance through the White House. Dance to Florida and up to Maine, over to Washington and south to Texas. Go anywhere your heart leads you. I had a great time, and I will do it again.
The more of ourselves we give to whatever we are doing, the more benefit will come from it. David did it when he brought the Ark of God back to Jerusalem in 2 Samuel 6:12-16. He danced with all of his might. David’s dancing embarrassed his wife. Even though you are doing this in the privacy of your home, you might feel embarrassed or foolish for dancing, but God will honor it. Psalm 150:4 tells us to praise Him with timbrel and dance.
Ruth Heflin declares, “Don’t let a day go by that you don’t dance. Praise the Lord in the dance. Let that anointing go from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. Praise the Lord in the dance.”
Daily Dare: Dare to dance in prayer and praise to the Lord on behalf of our country.
Here’s a great song to get you started: