Heavenly Father, let me just go ahead and admit it–I don’t like looking foolish. I never have. Because of this I’ve missed out on a lot of fun in my life. So needless to say, I’ve never been the life of the party!
Missing out on fun with my friends pales in comparison to missing out on the best You have for me, so Lord help me to lose my inhibitions like David:
When David returned home to bless his own family, Michal, the daughter of Saul, came out to meet him. She said in disgust, “How distinguished the king of Israel looked today, shamelessly exposing himself to the servant girls like any vulgar person might do!”
David retorted to Michal, “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!” So Michal, the daughter of Saul, remained childless throughout her entire life. —2 Samuel 6:20-23
Lord, You deserve all my praise, all my worship; the best I have to offer. You chose me. You appointed me, just like David.
Jesus, help me to never give the events of this world (ball games, concerts, political rallies) more uninhibited, enthusiastic participation than my times of worship, praise and service to You.
Lord, sometimes looking foolish means stepping out and telling someone about You. Give me the courage to do this for Your Kingdom’s sake and that person’s eternal destiny.
Lord, I want to be willing to look foolish for You and Your Kingdom!
In Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen!
©2014, Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-17; 1 Chronicles 17:1-15; 2 Samuel 7:18-29; 1 Chronicles 17:16-27; 2 Samuel 8:1-14; 1 Chronicles 18:1-13; Psalm 60