Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am very thankful for praise dancing, attempting to show praise and love to my Lord. When I talk about praise dancing, I want to make it clear what I am talking about. I have never in my life, had one single dance class. I do not participate in any praise dance, or worship team at church, and never have. I do not claim to be graceful, or a naturally talented dancer. But, I do love the Lord with all I am, and with all I have, or will ever have. I want to express my love and appreciation to Him with all of my heart. So, I dance before Him here at home in my living room, and anywhere else I choose. I make up my own dances for Him, swaying in time to the worship music that is playing. I lift my hands in worship to my King, and I sing in tune to the beautiful song He has placed deep in my heart, expressing the joy that pours forth from my heart and soul. As I close my eyes, and move to the rhythm of the music, I know I am no longer alone. My Lord has gathered me in His arms, and is twirling me around, and around. My feet may never touch the ground again, woo hoo. Thanks for the dance sweet Lord, I love You.

34 comments:

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Denise,

We can never stop praising the Lord! Thank Him for all His love and goodness to us. Thanks for your visit, prayers and encouragements. Take care and God bless you always.

Warm regards,
Nancie

Laurencita said...

Very encouraging post... Amen! we dance for our Lord, His goodness, His love endures forever and His faithfulness to us.

Cranberry Morning said...

What an encouragement you are, Denise. That time alone with God is way better than being on a praise team. Your posts always bless me.

Beth in NC said...

I love to dance before Him too Denise! I have never envisioned myself dancing WITH Him. :o)

Bless you today my friend!
Beth

Wendy said...

Hey Denise, do you know what happened with the linkup over at womentakingastand? Just was wondering, and I know you always participate. I posted, too, even though I wasn't able to link up.
Blessings,
Wendy

Nicole said...

Great post!! I have also just started doing this. Need to do it more often. It is such a wonderful thing to just praise Him and let Him know how much we love Him!! Plus it's great exercise too! lol

Karen said...

No one I would rather dance with than the Lord...we make beautiful music together....

Alleluiabelle said...

Dancing right along with you precious sister and praising Him ever sweet step of the way!

I love you so much!

Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

Love Bears All Things said...

Bless you thankful heart, sweetie!
Mama Bear

Godsgalnj said...

Beautiful post! I know what you mean about just full out dancing without restraint.

Have a blessed and joy-filled rest of the week!

MyJourneyBack said...

Well I don't dance but my foot is a tappin' while I am listening to 3rd Day sing I'll always love you.
I loved your thankful post. I can almost see you Praising our Father!

The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults,And with my songs I shall thank Him. Psalms 28:7

Hope your day is Blessed,
Sherry

Peggy said...

Blessing Denise and PRAISE the Lord always with the dance in you!!! I love how you took the time to explain and will continue this dance with Him! I'm so thankful for DANCE and the Shortybear dance is one of the cutest but I know that your dance with Him, swaying in His arms are the BEST moments of soaking in His love!
Thanking Him with you for the DANCE!!

Donetta said...

I know that too it is a cocoon away from the world

Alicia said...

So precious, Denise!!

Saleslady371 said...

This must be the secret of your powerful intercession. Prayers get answered! The Lord is a dancer and waiting for a partner. So glad you say "yes".

Sharon Brumfield said...

I know this must make Him smile sweet sister. :)

Heart2Heart said...

Denise,

I love this post! There are those moments when that's exactly what I envision heaven to be like and those quiet moments of reflection and dancing with our Heavenly Prince!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

luvmy4sons said...

I can see you dancing and praising. such a precious heart you have. I love to dance and praise Him too!

Redeemed1 said...

I'm so thankful we will have all of eternity to praise, worship, and dance before the King!

Toia said...

I love praise dancing. I use to do it. It's been a while. However, it's been stirring back in my spirit these past few weeks. Maybe your post is confirmation. Thanks for this post. Happy TT!!!

Rebecca said...

This isn't a dance you can learn in a class! You've gotta feel it inside! Just follow your dancing Partner. I love it, Denise. And I imagine He loves it even more than you do :)

Just Be Real said...

Total encouragement Denise. Thank you. Blessings.

Nana Jul said...

Dancing with the Father....what a wonderful picture!
Love it!
Love,
Julie

RCUBEs said...

And I think it pleases Him...knowing they are dances from your heart...God bless you and love you sister.

Melanie Redd said...

What a fun picture I have of you dancing before the Lord = like David!

Thanks for reminding me to celebrate Him and to celebrate with Him!

Blessings,
Melanie

Whidbey Woman said...

As I read your post, I could picture you praising God through your dance. How beautiful! I know He is very pleased. We can never thank Him enough.

Faith Imagined said...

Praise dancing sounds WONDERFUL! What a special moment between you and our God!!!

Mylene said...

Hi Denise,

Thank you for dropping by and thank you for praying for my daughter.

Rita T. said...

I can see you dancing through the beautiful descriptive words! Have a wonderful weekend!

Holly said...

AWESOME! I love praise dancing in my living room as well!

I could picture you doing it and brought BIG SMILES to my heart.


Hugs,
Holly

Wanda's Wings said...

I think worship dance is one of the most beautiful ways to praise GOD. It's something I do in my home.

Karen said...

I think what you described is a bit of heaven on earth. Keep on dancing!

LAURIE said...

If we don't give Him praise ... the rocks will cry out in our place. So Denise .... DANCE, DANCE, DANCE - before the Lord! Love ya sister and am grateful for you. Thanks for sharing this week over at TT! :D

Lisa said...

I have the best times with the Lord when I am home alone and I can seek Him and He shows up and speaks to my heart.