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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 returned to church early in afternoon because I was in the band and we needed to rehearse for the evening service. There was an evangelist from out of state speaking that day and he was already there. Earlier that morning when the service was over, everyone else left, but he stayed behind, put on his headphones and began to worship God.

    I was the first of the band to arrive, so I unlocked the church door and walked in on the strangest sight ever. I found the evangelist dancing and spinning around the church with his arms in the air like King David (2Samuel 6:14, 1Chronicles 15:29). It was quite a sight to behold. His eyes were closed, his head phones were blasting praise and worship music, and he was lost in openly worshiping God.

    Not wanting to embarrass or startle him, I brought up the lights slowly. When he saw me, he gave a quick wave and 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 a depth to the relationship, 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 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 my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

    Note: Happy Sunday :)! For those who would like to join us, we will be hosting our RHM Live Online church service. This is a special time of worship, prayer, fellowship and an inspiring message. All are welcome! Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Me too! Amen!!!!
Jun 28
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,fill us with your Holy Spirit and let our lives be for you and your glory.we love you Jesus,our Lord and Savior.

Jun 28
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Lord, I give you permission to release anything unclean in my life, si I can and will seek you with all my heart.  Help me Lord and Father of Heaven, Creator of all to show me how to seek more of you.

Jun 28
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Lord for dancing with us I love you with all my heart guide me where you want me! I will go with you by my side!

Jun 28
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jun 28
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jun 28
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

Jun 28
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen  praise God!

Jun 28
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You so much for loving me even though I need and want more of You in my life. That Your Holy Spirit touch us and lead us closer to You, I love You and wherever You want me I will follow. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. Glory be to God. 

Love this devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Jun 28
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Amen. Father I want more of you and less of me.

 

Jun 28
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! My relationship with you is #1

Jun 28
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen

 

Jun 28
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praising You this morning, Lord, and praying: I don't know what I need to do, but You do, and I give You permission to make it happen in my life!  Thank you, Pastor Dion, for being a humble servant for the Lord!

Jun 28
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me feel closer to you dearest God. You are my hope in this life. You've gotten us through a lot and I praise you hallelujah In the name of Jesus Amen 

Jun 28
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jun 28
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Jun 28
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen !

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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Jun 28
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. 

Jun 29
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen

Jun 29