Sometimes I forget what God has done in my life. A few weeks ago in a church service we sang, “When I think about the Lord, how he saved me… it makes me want to shout hallelujah, thank you, Jesus!” I began to weep at the keyboard as I thanked the Lord for completely changing my life around. Where would I be without the Lord?

Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might,while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets.As the ark of the Lord was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she despised him in her heart. 2 Samuel 6:14–16, NIV.

David danced without reservation because the Ark of the Covenant was finally retuning to Jerusalem. He danced because God made a covenant with Israel and he was demonstrating his love toward his LORD.

However, Michal, David’s wife, despised his worship and told him he was only dancing for vain glory, (2 Samuel 6:20–21). David responded saying, that his worship was exclusively for the Lord.

The next time you worry about other people’s opinions about your worship, or when you feel intimidated by the perception of other people remember that:

  • They haven’t seen where God brought you from.
  • They weren’t there when you almost overdosed on drugs.
  • They weren’t there when you were delivered.
  • They weren’t there when you had low self-esteem.
  • They weren’t there when God gave you the power to forgive.

So, feel free to share what God has done in your life. Maybe there will be people who will choose not to listen, but I promise there are those who will be encouraged by your worship and your testimony. Today, as we worship together as a church body, your praise can encourage someone else to step out of their comfort zone and give God glory. Being a worshiper shouldn’t be something we just do on a Sunday, but it should be who we are everyday of the week.


Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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