A Dancing Heart! 02-13-11

posted Feb 12, 2011, 6:14 PM by Kalyn Burke
A number of years ago a song came out based on 2 Sam. 6 when David was bringing the Ark of God to Jerusalem.  As this was happening, something was happening to David.  He began to dance with all his might before the Ark.  (The ark was the special place where God was to dwell.)  He was dancing before and in the presence of God, but not all liked his demonstration. The song goes like this:

David danced before the Lord                     David danced before the Lord
He danced with all his might.                      to magnify His name.
His heart was filled with holy joy                 In God’s almighty presence  
His spirit was so light                                   He felt no sense of shame.
Michal through the window looked             The oil of gladness flowed that day       
To criticize did start.                                    It quickened every part
She did not know that David                        He hadn’t only dancing feet
had got a dancing heart.                              He had a dancing heart.

Michel, David’s wife, was an onlooker, not a participant in the celebration of the Ark being brought to Jerusalem.  In her view David was making a fool of himself.  However, David was so excited and expectant as God’s presence was coming in a new way to his life and to the country.

We can be a “David” or a “Michal.”  Many of us need a fresh realization of the presence of God in us and in the church. “I will dwell with them and walk among them. I will be their God and they shall be my people.” (2 Co.6:16b)  What a wonderful promise.  God lives with and among those who are true believers in Christ as Lord.  May the Lord give us a fresh understanding of his presence.  He is with us to encourage, envision, guide, give wisdom, do wonderful works and show himself real to a cynical world.

“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.” (Prov.4:23)  As we open our hearts to God, our hearts can be filled with good things.  Who knows we may become like David, and have a DANCING HEART and even dancing feet?