Monday, June 27, 2016

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A  Joyful  Jump 

We had arrived early the summer of 1976 prior to beginning our Bible School Training.  There was a lot happening in Tulsa Oklahoma, and we decided to take advantage of special Revival meetings through out the area.  

An advertised meeting and the name, “W.V. Grant,” caught our eye and there was to be prayer for the sick along with good Biblical teaching. 

A short thin man led the singing and then he announced that Rev Grant had missed his plane but we would go ahead and enjoy the service and the Rev would miss out. 

That was a good way of putting it. 

During the song service, the leader suggested that we should jump for joy and dance if that suited us.  Dancing did not, but he led us in a joyful jump instead. 

I have seen little children leap and jump for joy over just being so very happy, but this was a first for us.  We looked at each other and made a choice - - Why not?   

So we entered in and with a rhythm to the beat we happily jumped for joy as unto the Lord. 

My knees will not allow me to do much jumping these days, but I can sway and step from one foot to the other in praise and worship to the Lord.   

Miriam danced before the Lord and others joined in with her.
King David danced wildly before the Lord and embarrassed his wife. 

I do hope this does not embarrass you, but the Bible says to Clap your hands all ye people, shout, and sing with a voice of triumph as we worship the Lord. 

Our body does want to participate when there is the sound of good worship music and a gentle jump for joy will do us all good. 

Praise the Lord for He is worthy to be praised.

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Hello Aunt Hazel, I agree our bodies want to participate in praise and should too😄😉
Thank you for the linkup today. Blessings to you

Floyd Samons said...

Amen, sister. Rhythm is from the Lord. The greatest of all gifts are from the Creator Himself, it is the enemy that moves in and perverts. This reminds me that we need to be mindful of our Father's will, not the rules of a hypocritical enemy.

Sharon said...

I love this post! By nature, I am not a *mover* - and my dancing skills are not skillful. But, we must allow ourselves to be moved by the Spirit, and sometimes that means moving!! My knees aren't what they used to be either, but I also like to sway from foot to foot in time with the music. God placed this love of music in our souls, and it's good to respond!


Joanne Viola said...

Just wonderful, Hazel. God so intended for us to enjoy music and praise Him with all our being!