Hello Sweet Cheer: Karar

2.25.2012

Karar

Karar - to whirl, to dance (hebrew)

Remember that instance in the bible (2 Samuel 6) when King David dances before the Lord?  This passage never really made too much sense to me growing up but now I'm starting to really understand how David felt in that moment. 

"Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the LORD with all his might, while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the LORD with shouts and the sound of trumpets. As the ark of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, she despised him in her heart." 2 Samuel 6:14-16

King David danced before the Ark of God in his undies.  David was a King. He was well respected and held with high regard in his community.  And he was so overcome by the Spirit that he literally danced in his truest form in worship to the Lord.  Incredible.

The story ends like this:

"When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, “How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, going around half-naked in full view of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!” 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. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor.” 2 Samuel 6:20-22

Are we willing to do that?  Are we willing to be completely UNDIGNIFIED for Jesus?  When you're at church on Sunday morning, are you worried about the person next to you hearing your off key singing voice?  I'm convicted of that.  Why do we concern ourselves with what people might think? 

Tonight at worship they played a song I had never heard.  The lyrics say:

If He goes to the left then we'll go to the left
And if He goes to the right then we'll go to the right
We're going to jump jump jump jump in the river
Jump jump jump jump, everybody
If He goes to the left then we'll go to the left
And if He goes to the right then we'll go to the right
We're going to dance dance, dance dance in the river
Dance dance, dance dance, everybody
If He goes to the left then we'll go to the left
And if He goes to the right then we'll go to the right
We're going to shout shout shout shout in the river
Shout shout shout shout in the river, everybody



I had SO much fun jumping and dancing with JOY for Jesus!  I was just dancing around without a care in the world about what other people thought of me.  It was exhilarating!  I just felt undignified for the Lord tonight and it was FREEING!  Moral of the story here, there is freedom in dancing for Jesus!  You should try it sometime :)


Peace & Blessings!

Mere

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