David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the Lord with all his might. They brought the Ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets.
Does God get bored of his relationship with me?
My Son and I have a wonderful relationship. From times like 4am this morning, he was screaming, I stumbled over my heavy sleeping wife, slipped on my ugg boots, banged into the door, found my way to him, sat on the lounge with him for 5 silent minutes of snuggling, then he dozed off and gave me a very generous sleep in until 7am. (HALLELUJAH!!!!)
Later on this morning we had a one way tickle fight on the bed, with screaming and flipping him around, using my stubble as a weapon on his belly and we laughed altogether full of joy. Other times we’ll read together, sing and dance to the latest Colin Buchanan video, other times I will disciplineD him when he is naughty and he’ll scream down the state of Queensland.
I love him so much, and though at times it’s hard work, I certainly never get bored with him.
On the other hand if he only interacted with me when he wanted something. If he just kept being naughty and disobedient and never learnt from his mistakes it could be a very frustrating relationship.
They say the definition of insanity is when you deep doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. Why do so many Christians relate to God the same way all the time and never dance like David danced, or shout like the Israelites or weep like Jesus wept or prophecy like Jeremiah prophesied or preach like Peter preached? The people in the bible who are the heroes or the ones who were passionate for God, they wore their hearts on their sleeves, they were full of zeal and way more radical than most Christians today.
Lord, set me on fire. I want to dance before you with all my might, I want to bring pleasure to you, and I want my spirit to connect with you inside and out, stir up my affection for you my Father. I LOVE YOU. AMEN