DANCING IN THE SPIRIT ~ PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
(Praise God From Your Spirit)
“In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight.” Luke 10:21.
When you begin your walk with the Lord, most of the dancing you engage in might just be with your body alone. You may dance with all your might to praise God until you’re tired and sweating profusely. But as you grow, you’d realise that’s not enough; there’s a higher way to praise God! As you grow in Christ, He teaches you how to magnify Him without moving your body. You’ll learn how to lie on your bed and still have a glorious time of praise, worship, and communion.
However, there’s a higher dimension of worship where you can praise God and dance for Him in the spirit. At this higher level, dancing isn’t based on how you feel, the song you’re hearing or your knowledge of the latest dance steps; rather it’s based on what’s happening inside you—in your spirit. It happens always when you’re so lost in God’s presence and His Word that your body can’t stay still anymore. You begin to dance, shout, and even clap your hands!
The truth is, your spirit is actually the one dancing, clapping and shouting; your body only goes along with him. That’s why some people burst into laughter under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. That laughter comes from the spirit and it’s a higher level of praise! Jesus rejoiced in spirit and gave God thanks. That’s a higher form of worship than just dancing with your body. So learn to praise God from your spirit, not just with your body or when you feel like it. Praise Him from within, and let your body and emotions follow your spirit and not the other way around.