Dancing in the Street

dits2Perched aside that wrecked-table visited weekly, we heard those familiar, directed toward the well-dwelling-woman, words from the heart of our Pastor,

“God is seeking those who will worship Him in spirit and truth.”

It is that word ‘spirit’ with the little ‘s’ that snares one’s attention… for what exactly does that mean?

What if our consideration at the table is correct in its assessment, that the little ‘s’ is very significant? What if words like enthusiasm and passion, like the emotions we will display toward our favorite teams this Saturday (think pep-rally), are at least part of what Jesus means?

ditsShould we really see King Jesus in His glory then, we might join Martha and those Vandellas… or an Israeli king graced with God’s own heart… we might find ourselves dancing in the street, with no neglect of the truth, mind you!

Okay, so a few of you may need the names Van Halen, Black Oak Arkansas, or Bowie and Jagger mentioned. Still nothing… Google it friends, Google it.


About mtsweat

Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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5 Responses to Dancing in the Street

  1. ccragamuffin says:

    Ahhh, this is a good word you share. The hour is coming…..NOW…it is here! The hour when the Father SEEKS us. That IS somthing to dance about.
    But when the elder son drew close to home, he heard the music and the dancing, and he would not join in. And the Seeking Father came to him and pleaded…comes to us and pleads…”Come dance.”

    • mtsweat says:

      A mutual friend of ours was trying to get this to click for me (I can be slow… real slow, no, really slow), and the light simply would not go on, until later at home reading the passage again… spirit, spirited, enthusiastic, passionate, emotional, and a whole host of other descriptives!

      This IS a festive hour we live in! The Father IS seeking us! Many more tunes fill my mind as we dance to the instruction of Jenna’s Choreographer (I love that!)!

  2. Could life be like one giant musical? If we are wise enough to take direction after being selected by the best Choreographer–then maybe we should dance in a way that makes the world ask who we trained under. Neither Fosse nor Jagger have moves like Him.

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