Free People Dance

September 24, 2015

I DO NOT LIKE DRY CHURCH SERVICES…AT ALL!

After all, Jesus DID GET UP from the grave so I am not in mourning.

Every Sunday I go to celebrate the fact that He is resurrected.

His death and His resurrection made my freedom possible!

I am on my way to heaven and I figure that is more than enough reason for me to lose my mind in worship… EVERY SUNDAY!

To really worship and praise, you must be willing to lose your mind.

Lose composure, lose your reputation, let the tears flow, open your mouth with praise, move your feet and DANCE!

Go ahead look at me as if I am crazy, but you must understand that my dance is one of triumph!

My dance is warfare in motion, every move of my feet is a declaration to the enemy that He no longer has me. I AM FREE!

AND INDEED FREE PEOPLE DANCE.

 

The next time you are in worship and you are overwhelmed with God’s presence I want to encourage you to not hold back. Do not focus on who is around you, instead focus on what God has done for you and enter the worship zone. Lift your hands as a sign of surrender, open your mouth uttering thanksgiving, move your feet and DANCE.  Yes it may be awkward at first but you do it enough and you become addicted.  You didn’t know?  Freedom is addictive.  Are you free?  Free enough to dance?

 

Psalm 149:3 NLT
Praise his name with dancing, accompanied by tambourine and harp.

2 Samuel 6:14 (NLT)

And David danced before the Lord with all his might…”

 

photo by:
Anika Jones

About the Author

Anika Jones

Hello there! I am Anika and I am definitely one of those. Passion oozes from every fiber of my being. I love to love. Sounds cheesy, I know, but I already told you that I am one of those kinds of people. Read on to find out some more interesting facts about me… 1. I love me some Jesus. I love to testify and if you hang around me long enough you may hear me bragging on the awesomeness of God, like how • He gave me a house I couldn't afford • Healed two of my children • Gave me a yes when I wanted to say no 2. I married a younger man…OK, not really. I was 23 while he was 22. My birthday is in April and his in August, but it’s our running joke. Nevertheless, after 13 years of marriage, I happen to love him deeply, and it still makes for a great story. 3. I have experienced the pain of two miscarriages and the joy of delivering 6 children (3 boys and 3 girls). I have both a bachelors and masters degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Early Childhood Education, which I put to good use staying home with the kiddos. 4. I attend an awesome church where my husband is the Assistant Pastor. I am also a part of a not for profit organization that encourages women to walk in their God given purpose. 5. I am addicted to prayer. 6. I am considered nice by most, definitely extreme by design. I am politically incorrect. 7. I take the scenic route when telling a story, but I promise if you hang on long enough, I eventually get to the punch line. 8. I have great ideas but I sometimes procrastinate. Jesus and I are working on that one. 9. I am guilty of overthinking things (refer to number 8). 10. I am originally from Jamaica. Surprise…sunshine and coconuts are two of my favorite things. 11. I subscribe to the Paleo Diet and actually did a round of Whole 30. 12. I love to experiment in the kitchen. 13. I make an absolute mess when I cook. I try to clean as I go but get distracted with cooking. Go figure. (My family doesn't always enjoy my cooking but I make them eat it anyway.) 14. I love people and enjoy talking to them—even the weird ones. I tried being otherwise but found it doesn't suit me well, so I'm learning to be okay with being me. 15. I have traction alopecia and wear wigs and am crazy enough to believe God for restoring my hair follicles even though the doctors have said otherwise. 16. A movie is considered good only if it makes me cry...more than once. Sound of Music happens to be my all time favorite. 17. I really wish I sang well. I really don't. 18. Telling people about Jesus is my favorite past time. And if I'm not talking about Him, I'm talking about my family or some random health fact I learned on Google. 19. I love redemption stories and happy endings, that’s why I said yes to Jesus. Feel like you know me a little more? Well good! Please continue to stop by my little corner of cyber world. And do leave a comment. Remember I love to talk to people!

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D Robinson

amen

Khenady

Amen!!!

lashanda Lewis

Yeeees!! Let’s dance!! I am free praise the Lord I’m free!

    Anika Jones

    AMEN!!!

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