Dance Before the Lord Like David

Dance like David!

Then David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod. 2 Samuel 6:14

Oh, taste and see that the Lord  is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Psalms 34:8 NKJV

When the glory of the Lord fills the room… PRAISE Him! Dance Before Him like David. When you think on just how good He has been to you DANCE!

For the Lord is worthy of our praise, worthy of our lifted voices, worthy of our dance that’s unashamedly done in His presence. Glory to God!

You know.. I just have to share for a moment that a couple of weeks ago I had my dance before the Lord. I told Him that I’d give it to him. I had a situation going on in my life and it has been bothering me, worrying me, causing me not to sleep well and so on. While I was praying and trusting Him, the anxiety would not let me go. My problem is that I was still holding on to worry of the unknown. I wasn’t resting in His peace about the issue.

I know that I was in the wrong and that I have the power and authority in the name of Jesus to be set free. I needed to speak the Living and Breathing Word in and over my concern. Now while I thought I was doing my own planning to prepare myself, the Lord was doing His. Long story short is that when I got home one day, the answer I was awaiting was tangibly answered. Hallelujah!! He had already worked it out long ago.

I cried tears of joy, I prayed on my knees, I raised my hands in thanks and adoration of my Father and all he had done. You see, He already answered my prayers. I just had to wait on Him. I needed to trust Him with the unknown. Wow! So much to be said but truly I wish that you could feel what I am still feeling.

Circumstances will cause you to do things differently. I thank the LORD for hardships for they draw me closer to Him.

With that said let me share this as well. The Lord placed upon my heart things about dancing before Him. I couldn’t shake it and I still can’t. Woke up this day and knew that I needed to write. I needed to share some experiences and testimonies. As I was in my room worshiping and dancing before my King, a vision was brought forth. One of which I never saw in its entirety.

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My best friend since childhood who’s really like a sister than anything came into my thoughts and I saw her dancing before the Lord. No one knows her story like Him. No such a person can tell you about all that He has done for but Clareice. As for me, I call her Mickey. When I say we go way back we go way back and have many stories to back up our journey through the ups and downs, sorrows and joy, weeping and laughter, walking in sin to walking in freedom. There is nothing like liberty in Christ Jesus. Salvation means everything. There’s nothing like being set free and being  reconciled back to the FATHER whom loves you and I with an everlasting love.

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Clareice(r) w/ Prophetess Valerie Moore

While I wish that I could do a video interview with my friend, I am not that technology savvy yet! We live states apart but I must say that it doesn’t keep us from chatting away over the phone sharing our hearts with one another. This woman has battled so many illnesses since childhood and having death knock on her door a few times, being wheelchair bound, cane and walker assisting along with a laundry list of other medical issues and financial hardships coming her way and yet she is still standing. It hasn’t been easy but because she knows the goodness of the Lord and has found him to be faithful, she can testify to the blessings, the healing and deliverance over areas in her life still to this day. I had the opportunity to see God work in her life after watching a video. She and her daughter danced before the Lord. I watched in awe as my eyes filled with tears of joy. God is an on time God! He’s a Promise keeper. So when I say that obedience is everything, I can truly testify to that.

I don’t always get it right or move when the Lord says move buy I am still a work in progress. We all are if we are honest with ourselves. Trust and obey is what I encourage you to do. Step out of your comfort zone, bind up the lies that the enemy is feeding you because you are a threat to his kingdom. Remember that.

Dear hearts, I want to encourage you to dance before the Lord however it is that you are lead. Just allow the Holy Spirit to move. Don’t think or care about who’s watching because it’s not for them. It’s for the Lord. Now because we didn’t come into this world saved and sanctified, let us not act as if we have never danced, shouted or done anything worldly to express our happiness over something. We owe it to the Lord. We don’t have to wait for some miracle to take place in our lives. If we simply THINK about Who the Lord God is and take into account the change brought into our lives all because he chose us that is a beginning start to get your dance going.

Praise His Name! We are not who we use to be. His mercy and grace falls fresh on us daily. We are here living and breathing another day. Not by our own doing or anything else we may want to take credit for but because He first loved us and knew us before we were created in our mothers womb.

Your dance will be different than mine, mine different than yours and it’s okay. There is no need to compare at all to what someone else is doing. When the Spirit of the Lord comes upon your heart, just let your mouth and body move. It may or may not seem awkward at first but keep in mind Who you are doing it for. As for me, when I let go any thoughts and directions of what I think I’m supposed to do, I can allow the Holy Spirit to move me from the inside out. This has been a joyful experience and time of connection with the Lord that I live to do on more than one occasion for He’s my Daily Bread, my fountain of refreshing water that I can’t get enough of.

So how about it? Will you join me in a dance?

Bless you all in the Name that’s above all names,

Terra

Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.  For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.  Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. Psalms 149:3‭-‬5 KJV

**Picture and personal comments about Clareice have been used with permission. Please look for her shared words below in hopes that her testimony will bring hope and assurance into your life for whatever it may be that you are facing. Also, here is a YouTube link to the conference and her dance like David danced that she and her daughter experienced before the Lord. To personally know that the Almighty moved in her life following the act of obedience brings me into a state of wanting to draw closer and closer to Him each and every day that I’m given. To God be the glory forever and ever. 

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Shift In the Atmosphere

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If only you could only see the smile on my face……. the Lord is GLORIOUS!!

There is a shift in the atmosphere. The Lord calls us to worship Him in song and dance. It’s been some days now that I have been posting worship songs and sharing my experience. I tell ya…. God is moving His children! Change is taking place.

It’s as if I have butterflies in my stomach! When I think about the goodness of the Lord, it warms my soul. It stirs my spirit and I fall deeper in love.

Now I’ve been married almost 18yrs Lord willing that my husband and I live to see this coming August. I love my husband dearly. He makes me smile and laugh. I still get butterflies when he looks at me or I greet him at the door coming home from a long day at work. The more we’ve grown to know each other intimately, ( not just sexually ) the more united we’ve become as one.

I say this as I think about Jesus being the lover of my soul. I’m sitting at the wellspring drawing knowledge and truth from our Lord and Savior. I’ve asked for wisdom and it’s been given to me. To read more on a post I’ve written about being at the feet of Jesus, click the following link to Wellspring At His Feet

He loves me and I love Him.

Just like my earthly husband, Jesus is my Groom. I yearn to please Him, to sit down and share my heart’s thoughts, dreams and desires. My heart shares prayers of those near and dear to my heart as well of those all around the world. I need intimacy with the Lord. I need to worship. I need to sing His praises in song and dance. Not because I think or feel its the right thing to do but I want to have a closer relationship with Him.

Worship brings so much out of me! It’s more than words could ever describe! It’s a divine connection that I do not want to be without. Just like today at church, the presence of the Lord was felt. Permission for the Holy Spirit to be present was amazing. The love of the Father surpassed any hurt and pain felt. We allowed our emotional walls to come down and have the Lord into our hearts. Now I can’t speak for everyone but I seen a great amount of people stepping away from themselves just to glorify the Lord.

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful. (Psalm 33:1 NKJV)

He reigns on high! How the angels above sing praises to him just as well as we do here on earth!

Hands went up and hands went out and praised our Father in heaven. There was no worry or concern for who was watching. It was all about surrendering. Surrendering all that we have and all that we are to Him Who alone can help us, Him alone who can bring an inner peace to us that no one else can give.

Voices lifted, tapping of toes, murmurs under the breath and dancing! Being free to be amongst other fellow believers worshipping God! However people felt led to praise the Lord, it was done!

I can sing of His love forever!

Today has just been another day that I can testify to the goodness of the Lord. Worship does not happen within the church-house and stay there. It’s meant to be an every day act of love and reverence even if we don’t “feel” like it. We have so much to be grateful for. Worship does not mean we only do it when we feel happy or are having a joyous moment over something that took place in our life, but to see the hand of the Lord at work in our lives and that of others.

When there is a shift in the atmosphere it could likely be because you chose to worship the Lord regardless of what your circumstances say, regardless of how you feel, regardless of the lies and hurt before you. When we stand in faith and choose to believe that our God is bigger, our God is greater, our God is stronger than our problems, we know that He is mighty and capable of carrying us through any storm, even if the storm does not cease any time soon. We trust Him with our life and are reassured that all will be well.

Peace is ours.

To God be the glory forever and always. Hallelujah!!

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments. (Habakkuk 3:17-19 KJV)

Praise Him, Hallelujah!

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1O GIVE thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever.
2O give thanks to the God of gods, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever.

3O give thanks to the Lord of lords, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever–

4To Him Who alone does great wonders, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

5To Him Who by wisdom and understanding made the heavens, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

6To Him Who stretched out the earth upon the waters, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

7To Him Who made the great lights, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever–

8The sun to rule over the day, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

9The moon and stars to rule by night, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

10To Him Who smote Egypt in their firstborn, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

11And brought out Israel from among them, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

12With a strong hand and with an outstretched arm, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

13To Him Who divided the Red Sea into parts, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

14And made Israel to pass through the midst of it, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

15But shook off and overthrew Pharaoh and his host into the Red Sea, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

16To Him Who led His people through the wilderness, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

17To Him Who smote great kings, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

18And slew famous kings, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever–

19Sihon king of the Amorites, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

20And Og king of Bashan, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

21And gave their land as a heritage, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

22Even a heritage to Israel His servant, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

23To Him Who [earnestly] remembered us in our low estate and imprinted us [on His heart], for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

24And rescued us from our enemies, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

25To Him Who gives food to all flesh, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

26O give thanks to the God of heaven, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever! (Psalm 136 AMP)

My friends, know that I AM; Father God, is bigger than any storm that blows your way. Praise Him as you battle your storms. His outstretched arms are waiting for you to let go of the things that weigh you down. He can move those mountains in your life, raise you up out of those dark and depressing states, heal brokenness and make you whole, bring comfort to you unlike no other. He can and is able to do ALL things but fail.

Trust Him, believe in him, root yourself in faith and truth that he will work it out on your behalf. It ain’t over until the victory is won! The battle is not yours, it’s the Lord’s. Speak ( with authority and courage ) to those things that want to keep you in bondage in the mighty and powerful name of Jesus. You have authority to tell those mountains to MOVE!! Even with faith the size of a mustard seed, it is not impossible. ( Luke 17:6, Matthew 17:20 NKJV )

Believe in the words and promises of God that comes forth out of your heart through your mouth, speaking it into existence. Stand your ground and tell the devil he is a lie. O Satan from the pit of hell, get thee behind me. ( and you ) Rebuke him and his pitiful, evil minions who have nothing better to do with their time but steal, kill and destroy. You will not find truth, love or comfort from deceptive lies disguised in sheep’s clothing.

God is TRUTH, LOVE, LIFE, FREEDOM, JOY, FAITHFUL, MIGHTY, MERCIFUL, GRACIOUS, POWER, the great I AM, the strong TOWER AND FORTRESS, OMNIPOTENT, OMNIPRESENT, OMNISCIENT and our heavenly FATHER who wants nothing but the best for his children. An abundance of blessings that overflow in Him is waiting just for YOU! His love endureth FOREVER!! Nothing can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus ( Romans 8:39 ).

He has done many many mighty acts for his children, He raised his beloved Son from death to eternal life. Jesus paid the price so that we can live life in a way that no man on this earth can ever fulfill no matter what promises are made. Jesus stood in the gap and died for our sins so that we could have the opportunity to go before the Father submitting our prayers in supplication before Him, as well as receiving eternal life in heaven. No joy or happiness in this world can fill us the way He can deliver it and it will stay forever and always.

Jesus is the Wellspring of Life.

You will thirst no more when you draw from him on a daily basis. Go to the Well, lay your heart before his feet and receive.

No matter what you are going through, he is right there with you. Hold on tightly, keep waiting for your breakthrough. Be patient through your afflictions, trials and temptations, tears and wails. He sees you and has not forgotten about you. Glory to God, praise him while you can people. Live today as if it is your last. Tomorrow is promised to no one. If you have life and breath in your body, God is not done with you. You have been blessed with another day to live right and make changes that are edifying to how you life this life here on earth.

Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. ( Psalm 30:5 )

Praise Him while you can cause it cannot be heard from the grave. Give your life to Christ if you never have, repent if you are a backslider and return back home. Home is with God. Peace that surpasses all understanding will be with you. God is standing at the door to welcome you home…..arms opened wide with a love in his heart that flows unconditionally.

Blessings and love for you today, tomorrow and forevermore in the name of Jesus Christ.

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