I’ve always said that I would love to be like king david, a man after God’s heart; as a woman of course. It’s so easy to become timid and fearful of what people may think or say, that it stifles the many ways and places that I would express my love and praise to my Awesome God. I admire how king David danced and expressed his excitement in the open square before the Lord and all those who were there to witness, as the ark entered his kingdom. The ark of God was home!
His actions didn’t go unnoticed by negativity, unfortunately. Michal, Saul’s daughter, saw king David and let her disapproval be known with a snarky comment. “How glorious was the king of Israel today, uncovering himself today in the eyes of the maids of his servants as one of the base fellows shamelessly uncovers himself” (2 Sam 6:20) The comment feels quite sarcastic don’t you think.
I love David’s response with such power as a king has, and patience right on the spot, “It was before the Lord, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel. Therefore i will play music before the Lord and I will be even more undignified than this, and will be humble in my own sight. But as for the maidservant of whom you have spoken for, I will be held in honor.” (2 Sam 6:21-22)
“and I will be even more undignified than this”2 Samuel 6:22
King David did not care what anyone thought when it came to praising the Lord and he still held his authoritativeness; “To be held in honor”. I love it, to have such shameless and unbiased love for the Lord. He left Michal and her sarcastic praise, to the Lord, and God handled her indeed.
Who are you? Who is she? Who are they? Who are we? At the end of THAT day we will all stand to the same conclusion. I do not need to concern myself with the thoughts and opinions of others whether in the way I praise my Lord, how I walk in my daily life with the Lord, or even whom I choose to pour my love into. My life is guided by the Most High, humbly i enjoy all that He has blessed me with as i walk with honor and grace <3
I’ll end this with some lyrics from the Dave Crowder Band – How he loves us; that really resonates with how i feel about this all.
“I don’t have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the ways, He loves me.”
I’ll be damned if I regret any more missed opportunity due to the fear of man.
Will you step out of the spirit of fear with me and live a BOLD life in grace? What would that look like for you?