2 Samuel 5 – 7
After reading today’s passage the main thing that stood out to me was when Michal, the daughter of Saul, questioned why David danced in the streets half-naked and calling him vulgar (6:20) and he replied with this: ‘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.’ (6:21-22)
Even though David isn’t perfect and he’s done wrong in the past, his reply really made me admire him and his courage to make, what some people would say, a total fool of himself in front of everyone just to praise God! This also made me feel just a tiny bit jealous of him too because well, I always feel somewhat held back when I’m praising God through singing and even spreading His word to people because at times I feel like people won’t exactly take me seriously, especially people of the older generation, because of my age.
This here is one of my favourite worship songs ever, it was also one of the first songs I heard when I became a Christian at Summer Madness in 2010! Whenever I hear this song I just feel so free and happy and like nothing can hold me back! (It also makes me dance like an absolute eejit too!!) I can put this on when I’m in the worst of moods and it never fails to put a massive smile on my face!
The main line that stands out to me the most in this song is:
‘’Leave my pride by the side and I’ll become even more undignified than this’’
This stands out to me because well, we really shouldn’t care what people think of us, especially when praising God!
So, I have a challenge for all of you –
I want you all to go out and make a fool of yourself for God. Praise him like you’ve never praised him before, whether it be putting your absolute heart and soul into the songs at Ignite this week (and in the weeks to come!) or even just spreading his word to people on the street or to friends and family. It doesn’t matter how you do it (preferably don’t do it in your underwear though!!) and it doesn’t matter where you do it as long as it’s for Him!
I know for a fact that I will definitely be doing this because well, I make a fool of myself on a daily basis so why not do it for Him, eh?