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The Dancing Preacher

  • You shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 WEB

    I had to get back to church early that afternoon because I was in the band and we needed to rehearse for the evening service. There was an evangelist from out of state visiting our church that day and when I got there, I unlocked the church door because I was the first to arrive, walked in and saw the strangest sight ever.

    While everyone else had left after the morning service, he stayed behind, put on his headphones and began to worship God. When I opened the church door, he was dancing and spinning around the church with his arms in the air like King David (2Samuel 6:14, 1Chronicles 15:29). His eyes were closed, his head phones were blasting praise music, and he was lost in openly worshiping God.

    Not wanting to embarrass or startle him, I slowly brought up the lights. When he saw me, he gave a quick wave and then continued dancing as if I were not even there. He was certainly not embarrassed to have been caught worshiping the Lord, nor was he ready to stop just yet.

    He was one of the most anointed men that I have ever met. Every word of his message burned into your heart, and you could hear God speaking through him. Revival followed him wherever he went, and at times what began as a one night meeting would last three weeks. That was twenty years ago, and when I saw him again recently, he was still on fire for the Lord. He keeps the fire burning.

    That day I saw that even though I was serving in the praise team, had been through seminary, and thought I knew a lot about God, there were levels of knowing Jesus that I had not yet experienced in my life. There was an intimacy to be had, to be sought after, just as King David had with God. It is still obtainable today, but you have to really want it.

    God promises that you will seek Him and find Him, when you search for Him with all of your heart. All of it, not part of it. I am still seeking Him myself, and I pray that you do as well. Knowing God intimately is the greatest reward this life has to offer, and one day I would love to be as free as the dancing preacher.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I want more of You in my life. Consume me Lord, shake me up, break me out, set me free to serve You with my whole heart. I don't know what I need to do, but You do, and I give You permission to make it happen, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Oh Jehovah........Thank you for all you do and your love! I want to know and serve you better! In Jesus’s name I pray, Amen
October 13, 2018
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I want more of You in my life. Consume me Lord, shake me up, break me out, set me free to serve You with my whole heart. I don't know what I need to do, but You do, and I give You permission to make it happen, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Thank you ~Amen~

October 13, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Dianna, praying for y'all always <3!

October 13, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me to be happy and thankful dear God. Amen. 

October 13, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

October 13, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Yes lord put my love for you on fire! PRAISE GOD!!!!!!

October 13, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Yes Jesus send your Holy Spirit into our lives . Amen 

October 13, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Jesus, I want to know You better! Amen.

October 13, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Oh yes Heavenly Father, I want more of You in my life. Consume me Lord, Shake me up, break me out, set me free to serve You wit my whole heart. I don't know what I need to do, but You do, and I give You permission to make it happen, in the name of Jesu Christ I pray.  Thank you Pastor Dion.  I want so much to feel the Lords presence and to have a loving relationship.  Please just pray for me that I see what I should see through my Lord Jesus. Amen

October 13, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praying for you, sister <3!

October 13, 2018
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Ted Muilenburg
Ted Muilenburg

Inspiring!!

October 13, 2018
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, I need more and more of you, Lord.

October 13, 2018
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Joining you in this heartfelt prayer this morning—Thank you, Pastor Dion! Heavenly Father I want more of You in my life. Consume me Lord, shake me up, break me out, set me free to serve You with my whole heart. I don't know what I need to do, but You do, and I give You permission to make it happen, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

October 13, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen and amen, my sister, joining in this prayer <3!

October 13, 2018
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

October 13, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

October 13, 2018
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

You don't have to worry about being "someday" being as free as the dancing preacher, Pastor Dion. You may not dance, but you write wonderful praise music for others to dance to! 

October 13, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Aww, that is sweet, sis, amen <3!

October 13, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

October 13, 2018
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

October 13, 2018
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Tom Cartmell
Tom Cartmell

Another wonderful devotional today Pastor Dion.  I love these

October 13, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 13, 2018
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

A wonderful message! Thank you!

October 13, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! I wish everyone knew Jesus this way.

 

October 14, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me see the things that You have already placed in my life and teach me to use them properly. Lord I know that You know best and I submit to Your will for my life. Teach me what I need to know. Guide me into all that You have for me. I am Yours, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. Thank you Father

October 14, 2018