devotional-david-newAs I was growing up, like most teenagers, I enjoyed dancing. Jumping up and down to the music, or just swaying gently, it didn’t matter to me – as long as I had someone to share it with me.

I’m sure we can all recall the school dances – those awkward moments with our partners when we shuffled around the dance floor, the thrill of being with someone special and sharing a moment with them

Music rouses our emotions. We tap our feet, sway to the rhythm, and even sing along loudly in the traffic while driving. Music brings back memories – some good, some sad- and we all have that one song that brings a smile to our lips.

Music touches our spirit. In fact, God has placed a song in our spirits that the Lord longs to share with us. You see, God is known as the Lover of our Souls, and as such, wants to spend time in intimate communion with us. When we release the sound or song that God has given us, we move into a time of close and intimate worship to God, and as such we grow closer to knowing the heart of God.

One of the Greek words for worship is proskuneo – it means to lean forward to kiss, in adoration, reverence and awe. God wants that with us.

In Song of Songs, we read how much God loves us, “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved’s mine.” (Song of Songs 6:3. NIV)
“Let Him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth – for your Love is more delightful than wine” (Song of Songs 1:2. NIV)

Just as we have those moments with our spouse or partner where we are just still, and know what is in their heart, so we can have those moments with God. God wants us to rest our head on God’s chest, feel the closeness and dance with us, swaying to the unique song that is in our hearts – placed there by the Lord.

Whether you sing like a nightingale, coo like a dove, or squawk like a crow, release your love song to God. Spend time in God’s presence and just allow God to lavish love upon you – and you will find yourself dancing in the Kingdom.

Where else would you want to be?


David Dillon
Teacher, DGFC