The King is on His way
Psalm 64:9,10 “ And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing. The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.”
Isaiah 19:25 “Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.”
“Jesus be the center, it’s all about you . . .”
Let’s dance. Hope is your partner, and He steps in only to lead. He holds out his hands in invitation, and the song begins to play. This music comes from your heart, and there are many that have never heard the words or accepted the invitation to dance. They are uncomfortable to step in and be led, fighting the idea of not being in control of their lives. But if they are brought in by love’s passionate desire, where God is King and Jesus the center of all things, then they are drawn close, like a moth to a flame.
It is in the closeness, this intimacy where you might speak truth in to their lives, and their heart might just melt a bit in the presence of Christ who loves them enough to lay down His life for them. Once Truth is revealed to a heart that has hardened, Joy seeps in and begins to undo what the world has done to them. They are released into the dance where Hope leads them. But, you must instruct them in the steps, bring them along so they know where to place their feet, and to lift their hands, just so.
Once they have stepped into the inner court, their ears are opened and they move closer to the threshold. They hear Jesus’s voice coming out of the Throne room. He does not wait for them to cross over, but rises and joins them in the inner court, where there is room to dance. The musicians play the song that has been birthed in your heart. This is the beginning of the dance, where hope comes boldly onto the dance floor. Of course, it is Christ who brings the lost one into His arms. He is the Bridegroom, and He delights in leading the dance.
Be the catalyst to the dance, to the salvation and deliverance. Bring the lost ones closer, so that they might be changed and transformed into light. Can you imagine, as the Truth of loving God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength is revealed in a lost soul. What glory is released in that moment, a righteous soul rejoicing in the voice of the Lord, as He sings over them. They become in an instant, the one that wants to stand in His counsel, to be the Friend of God. Lead them in to the dance and sing the words that break down ever barrier, that calls the lost lamb that left the 99 and is now found.
You are amazing Beloved, for you carry out the Master’s wishes, touching the ends of the earth with the Heavenly song, praising and worshiping the King. You are resolved to finish the dance, the race set before you. You have such a powerful purpose in this dance, for without you there would be no conduit, nothing to carry the song from town to town, from wilderness to wilderness. Go, and lead them in.
Your (dancing) feet are beautiful, for they carry the gospel.