Celebrate in the Dance

“Let them praise His Name with the dance.” (Psalm 149:3)

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; It’s about learning to dance in the rain. The oil of joy is released in the dance. What may have overwhelmed us in the night season is given fresh perspective in the morning hour. Joy springs forth and the suggested form of expression is the dance. A heart that dances is a powerful tool that breaks a person out of confinement and into celebration. Sometimes its the only way to shift our focus.

Dancers are Releasers.

They may be like Miriam the prophetess (Moses’ sister), who lead the Hebrew women in celebration after their victory over Pharaoh (Ex. 15:20-21) or like King David who expressed excitement over the Ark of the Covenant being restored to its place of honor in the Tabernacle (2 Sam 6:15-18). Dance is the human body’s most radical expression of joy and triumph. Joy and triumph must have a voice; for when we do not celebrate our victories, we misinterpret the measure of our strength. Joy and triumph celebrate the reality that God is with us.

Join Him in the Celebration!

The Hebrew word “guwl” means to spin about or dance violently and is the word for “rejoice” in Zephaniah 3:17. “The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

God expresses His extreme joy over us, because through every situation, He has triumphed. He has won the victory. All He needs to do is get us to see it and believe it. He has triumphed over our enemies, He has broken the curses that once caused us to stumble and He has set our feet to dancing. Our greatest dance is released in the rainy seasons as we join Him in the song of celebration. Hallelujah for the Victory Dance!

Time to celebrate in the dance!

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