Folding laundry can be mundane. But not when you are watching BET's "Joyful Noise." A tuck here, a pile of Toddler sized adorable Cars underpants...and suddenly, I remembered how faithful God was last night in the studio as I sang my heart out for Him. I remembered all He has done for me -past, present and all the things I know He is going to do in my future. With faith I stood up (putting the clothes aside and into the basket)
Jumping up from the couch, I began to praise dance, trying out some fun tap Gospel-ish moves to Tye Tribbett's "HE TURNED IT!" I spun around like a dreidel with hands in the air and stomped the itty bitty devil committee out of my head, deciding to live a life of victory until... I SLAMMED My left pointer finger into the piano!!!!
"STOP DANCING," MOMMY, the kids shouted. You're in pain. But I just couldn't stop dancing and taking authority over my worries and cares. All the important decisions for the up and coming school year didn't seem so important. My singing voice being inflamed the last entire two years did not seem too important either. I'm getting the best holistic supplements and voice therapy a singer could dream of so why worry? I just kept dancing.
Eventually, I got some ice but the Lord is showing me that having an attitude of VICTORY is a powerful thing.
Just moments before I had been reading about David's defeat in the Bible when Bathsheba (Bat Sheva) lured him in and how easy it is for the best of us to fall. We all fall short of the glory of God (Romans3:23). So we rely on Him, our rock, to keep us surrounded like the mountains surround Jerusalem. We rely on Him to help us turn our worries into prayers so that we can overcome temptation and defeated mindsets. AL TIRAH in Hebrew means FEAR NOT. "The opposite of worry is trusting and presenting your concerns to the Lord," my Rabbi said this past Friday and I believe it. The opposite of defeat is victory and despite injuries, bruises and burns, the Lord is able to send His healing Balm and VICTORY IS OURS TODAY IF WE WANT IT. (AHL TEERAH)
I took hold of you from the ends of the earth... and said to you, ‘You are My servant— I have chosen you, not rejected you.
Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Surely I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Behold, all who were angry at you will be ashamed and disgraced. Those who quarrel with you will be as nothing and perish.
Though you will look for those who contended with you, you will not find them. Those who warred against you will be as nothing at all.
For I am Adonai your God who upholds your right hand, who says to you, “Fear not, I will help you.” Isaiah 41:9-13
Hear, Adonai, and be gracious to me. Adonai, be my help.” You turned my mourning into dancing.
You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy. Proverbs 30:11-12
GO IN THE STRENGTH OF THE LORD & DANCE BECAUSE THE VICTORY IS YOURS WHEN YOU RELY ON HIM!
Much love, Your sister in Messiah Yeshua/Jesus, Michelle Gold