“Yes, and I am willing to look even more foolish than this, even to be humiliated in my own eyes!…” (2 Samuel 6:22, NLT)
People who have no clue of what you have been through may never understand your Praise. It’s easy to think or say “what is he/she doing? why the show off? why the talk? why the dance? Is he/she insane? or anything “silly” you could ever think of But the real deal is that until you be through what that person has been through, you will never understand his/her praise.
In this year, God has promised to take us to a new level; It’s going to be something we have never seen, heard, felt before. Whatever you have been through can’t be compared to what He has set to do. I don’t know but it will blow our minds so be ready to do something crazy for Him.
That notwithstanding, to be alive today is a miracle and God deserves your praise. To leave the house in the morning and return safely in the evening is a miracle. Some people are bed-bound so walking to the kitchen, washroom, living room, bedroom, etc is a miracle. Having worked in the social care industry, I know that dozens of people are willing to give up all they have in order to do the little things we neglect to give thanks to God for.
Today don’t consider what others say or think about your act of gratitude. If you can shout, SHOUT. If you can jump, JUMP. If you can sing, Sing. If you can give, GIVE. Whatever you can, go wild for God’s goodness. It may seem unreasonable but hey it is reasonable for your Maker.
In 2 Samuel 6, we see Michal condemning David for how he acted in public. In verse 20 she said “How distinguished the king of Israel looked today, shamelessly exposing himself to the servant girls like any vulgar person might do!”. Michal did what any ordinary person would do because she was clueless about the amazing experiences David had had with God. The take home point is what David said in verses 21 & 22 “I was dancing before the Lord, who chose me above your father and all his family! He appointed me as the leader of Israel, the people of the Lord, so I celebrate before the Lord. Yes, and I am willing to look even more foolish than this, even to be humiliated in my own eyes! But those servant girls you mentioned will indeed think I am distinguished!”
In this year, don’t apologize for God’s goodness. Maybe you have been too gentle about it because of what people might think, say, or feel. I am here to urge you on that it is reasonable regardless of how unreasonable it may look. God bless us