DANCING IN THE SPIRIT
The patriarch David,
full of the joy of the Lord, danced before the Ark of the Covenant, the symbol of God's presence in his day. How much more
may we, who have the reality (and not the symbol), be privileged to worship God in this manner.
It is very possible,
that in this service you may observe dancing. This is not to be confused in any way with ballroom dancing. Rather, it is
the spontaneous response of an individual seeking to worship God with his whole being.
Any and all of these expressions
are proper and in order, in a worship service that is directed by the Holy Spirit. Each time we meet together, we expect
the Holy Spirit to direct the service.
The result of this, is that no two services may be alike. Then again, they may be
very much alike.
2 Samuel 6:14 says: "And David danced
before the Lord with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod."
Psalm 30:11-12 says: "Thou hast turned
for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness. To the end that my glory may
sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever."
Psalm 149:3 says: "Let
them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp."
Psalm 150:4 says "Praise
him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs."