"So David went there and brought the Ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the City of David with a great celebration. 13 After the men who were carrying the Ark of the Lord had gone six steps, David sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf. 14 And David danced before the Lord with all his might, wearing a priestly garment. 15 So David and all the people of Israel brought up the Ark of the Lord with shouts of joy and the blowing of rams’ horns." ~ 2 Samuel 6:12-15 NLT
Seven years ago - on 8/2/03 - in a conference “HOPE for Tomorrow”, I experienced one of the most joyful moments of my entire life! I was finally set FREE! My relentless sobbing, in the arms of two powerful prayer warriors, was turned to JOY! Pure JOY! In an instant I filled the air around me with Holy Laughter! From a whimpering little child – as the powers of DARKNESS pushed against my fragile frame – I was instantly SET FREE.It was a God – ordained moment of AUTHORITY over my life that lifted Satan’s hidden hand of bondage. Marty, the prayer team’s coordinator saw my struggle from the platform. She walked right up to me and asked the warriors, “What are we were dealing with?” They named off a few demonic strongholds over my life and when she heard ‘REJECTION’….she said, “aha… the BIG ONE”. She pointed a discerning finger in my face and spoke these powerful SEVEN words over me …
“STOP crying! You don’t get to cry!”
I looked up at her and instantly stopped my whimpering and pushing against the mighty warriors that were struggling to keep me upright. It all came to an end with those SEVEN powerful words. How amazing is that! “I don’t get to cry?”
“NO YOU DON”T GET TO CRY! You are a daughter of the MOST HIGH KING! You don’t get to cry.”
And with that AUTHORITY - a lifetime of whimpering deep inside, bellowed forth as a bolt of laughter. The WEIGHT was GONE! The indescribable HEAVINESS was GONE!
The PUSHING RESISTANCE was GONE!
Marty had no way of knowing, that those were the very words that my mama use to say to me when you spanked me - she'd come back into the room and tell me to stop crying! Seriously!
So I learned to cry inside.
Imagine, this mighty prayer warrior - saying the exact words to me that had forced me into a SILENT BONDAGE for 30 0r 40 years.
He knew ~ and He deposited into Marty's spirit - the specific anointed WORDS that He was going to use TO SET ME FREE. Imagine that! Both were spoken with AUTHORITY - mama's and Marty's - but one ushered in bondage - while the other simply set me FREE! It took me a year or more to actually realize that Marty's AUTHORITATIVE WORDS were the exact words that served to lock me up behind those doors of REJECTION.
that He can use the very thing
that BLOCKS our FREEDOM -
to SET US FREE!
could turn such an ugly thing around
and make it beautiful - in His hands.
With many others who were also set free that night, I danced like David danced – in the isle of the church. That was my first and only time I ever danced in public! Nothing could have held me down! Ever since that time….I have become a wild worship warrior in my private sanctuary. Corporate worship now draws me to the center circle…the throne room of God…where His GRACE settles on me, in the company of like-minded people, as I lift my heart and hands to honor HIM for…
His TURN AROUND ANOINTING in me!
THANKS BE TO GOD!
“In the merging of heart and mind and will an oneness results that only those who experience it can even dimly realize” ~ God Calling DevotionalI chose SEVEN years ago – to Praise Jesus in all circumstance – that is my PURPOSE! - to bring HONOR and GLORY to His name – not mine! That doesn’t mean that I don’t fail occasionally – even quite occasionally – in this season. But my mind, heart and will are focused on praising HIM. Satan can have a ‘hay dance’ in my head – but by the end of the day – he’s been ousted from the barn!
Thank God for the ‘NEW DAY’ Anybody out there know what this ‘hay dance’ looks and feels like? Of course you do! Satan never stops dancing.
Because of my Redeemer, Jesus Christ, I am not that frightened – powerless – helpless little girl. I am the daughter of the MOST HIGH KING! – a Princess Warrior! – Strong in the Lord. His JOY – His DELIGHT in me – is my STRENGTH! Greater is HE that is within me than he that is within the world. I still dance when I hear this song! That same JOY rises in me and lifts me to a higher place. This song is an ‘altar’ – memorializing my deliverance & freedom from demonic strongholds - through Christ Jesus, MY KING!
We are positioned for VICTORY, and not defeat! Praise His Holy Name!
So get up out of your chair and DANCE with me! Let's CELEBRATE before the Lord! Great things He hath done in all of our lives!
4th annual gospel music workshop in Poznań, Poland