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The Dancing Preacher

  • "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you," says Yahweh, "thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future. You shall call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You shall seek me and find me, when you search for me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:11-13 WEB.

    I returned to church early in the afternoon because I was in the band, and we needed to rehearse for the evening service. An evangelist from out of state spoke that day, and he was already inside the building. 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 sanctuary with his arms in the air like he was King David (2 Samuel 6:14, 1Chronicles 15:29). It was quite a sight to behold. His eyes were closed, his headphones 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, then continued dancing as if I wasn't even there. He was certainly not embarrassed to have been caught worshiping the Lord, nor was he ready to stop.

    That was one of the most anointed men I have ever met, every word of his message burned into your heart. You could hear God speaking through him. Revival followed him wherever he went. Sometimes what began as a one-night meeting would turn into a three-week revival. That was twenty years ago, and when I saw him recently, he was still on fire for the Lord. He keeps the fire burning.

    That day I learned that even though I was a deacon, serving in the praise team, had been through seminary, and was ordained, there were levels of knowing Jesus that I hadn't experienced yet. There was a depth to the relationship. An intimacy to be had and sought after, just as King David had with God. It is still obtainable today, but you have to pursue 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. Please make it happen in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes please Lord Jesus, amen. 

Apr 2
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen

Apr 2
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

Apr 2
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

Apr 2
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Apr 2

AMEN.  Heavenly Father, Teach me, lead me and I will follow You.  I need more of You in my life.  I can't get enough!!  Amen

Apr 2
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father,we want more of you in our lives. Amen 

Apr 2
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Apr 2
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen please make it happen Father

Apr 2
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Apr 2
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

Apr 2
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes Father comsume me, in Jesus Name, Amen 

Apr 2
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I believe that You are working on my life and I thank You for all the love and care You are giving me, clean whatever is not from You in me. In Jesus Christ name I humbly pray, Amen. Thank You, thank You Lord, Amen. 

Pastor this is an example of what the Lord wants us to do for a better relationship with Him, praise God. The Lord bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

 

Apr 2
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Make me a stronger Christian Amen

Apr 2
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I want to serve You with all my heart! Amen.

Apr 2
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen and amen Lord!

Apr 2
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter

Lord help me to be a better person. Help me to live the Christian life you have planned for me. And thank you Lord for your unfailing love and amazing grace.

Apr 2
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Apr 3
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen !!! Thank you so much, Pastor Dion !!! The above passage from Jeremiah 9:11-13 has great meaning to me, for it was in the 2nd year of our marriage that we had major problems and I was at the end of my rope, I was laying on my bed and crying out to the Lord with all my heart and soul and He heard me !!!

Apr 3
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Apr 3
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David Krull
David Krull

Yes Lord

Apr 4
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Janet Sorensen
Janet Sorensen

The joy of the Lord is my strength! Keep dancing!

Apr 4