The last few days I had planned to write about New Years resolutions today(Jan 1st). Write about how instead of looking for earthly resolutions that just we just lose track of in time, that we should just simply focus on keeping our eyes on Jesus. However as I was pulling up my wordpress blog, the song ‘Dance” by the Newsboys came on, and a phrase of words from that song caught my attention. First off if you haven’t heard the song, I recomend you listen to it quick on youtube.
Dance like no one is looking
Sing like no one can hear
Love like you’ve never hurt before
Live like there’s nothing to fear
If we look in 2 Samuel Chapter 6 we find
….[Michal] saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD….…[Michal said]How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, going around half-naked in full view of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!…[David, in response, said] I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes
Singing can be found all over the bible, most oftenly in use of praise to our Lord. I want to look specially in Acts 16:
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”
When we sin, we hurt our Father in Heaven. We tell Him that we have more important things than Him. Despite how much we hurt Him, He still loves us the same. In Romans 5:8 it says,
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
The last line of this phrase of words, is what ties them all together. Live like there is nothing to fear. This means to Dance, Sing, and Love for the Lord, and be even more undignified than that!
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
- Dance like no one is looking
- Sing like no one can hear
- Love like you’ve never hurt before
- Live like there’s nothing to fear