“So David said to Michal, “It was before the LORD, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the LORD. And I will be even more undignified than this, and will be humble in my own sight.””
II Samuel 6:21-22a
The other day the Lord spoke something powerful to me. As I gathered with other men to worship, halfway through the song He said, “Why are you here? Are you here to worship Me, or are you here for an experience?”
I looked up at the video playing, and He continued, “All those people in the crowd are there for an experience, not to worship Me. All those people on the stage are there to perform, not to glorify Me. They sing of the power of My name to break chains, and yet they still wear them. Why are YOU here?”
If you take away the great music, the famous singers, the lights, the stage, and the stadium, would they still worship? Are you caught up in the music and the emotion, or are you caught up in His goodness and His presence? If our worship is merely an outward display, we worship in vain. “Then David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod.” (II Sam. 6:14).
When David danced in worship, he didn’t care what others thought, he was there to glorify God and Him alone. He was there to please God and no one else. He danced for an audience of One. The next time you stand before the Lord to worship, ask yourself, “Why am I here?” #CalledtoBattle