Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her with their tambourines and danced. (Exodus 15:20)
When do you feel most worshipful?
How does music affect you?
How do you worship throughout the week?
Miriam and other women worshipped in song and dance. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I picture them worshipping with freedom, unhindered, excited to celebrate and praise God. I wonder how often we allow ourselves to revel in a season of pure worship. Do we more often relegate worship to a specific time and day of the week? Has it become something is based on an event instead of a lifestyle?
Of course, we cannot go through everyday life dancing. Imagine danceing in and out of your office, house, car, restaurant, coffee shop, meetings, and public bathrooms. I guess we could do that if we so desired, but it’s not practical, and we’d definitely get some odd stares. We’d start trending on social media: #Ijustsawthedancingladytoo! But worship is so much more than dancing through life. It encompasses all that praises God, acknowledging Him in the daily details, thanking Him, sharing Him, choosing Him.
A worshipful life knows no boundaries of worship. God gives us freedom. Worshipping Him might lead to singing in our cars, skipping down the sidewalk, picking up trash as we walk through the park, smiling at a stranger, and so much more. We begin to see the world and everything in it through God’s perspective, and as we do, we cannot help but appreciate and honor Him. Relinquishing every single moment of our lives to Him isn’t easy, but we don’t fail in an instant. We have another choice to seek and worship Him in the next moment. Much of our life can be a season of worshipful dancing—literal or figurative—when we keep our eyes, mind, and heart on Him.
Choose a favorite worship prompt. Listen to music. Begin to journal. Play an instrument. Dance around the house. Take a stroll through a flower garden or wooded area. Savor God’s presence. Connect with Him. Praise Him.