For the last couple of weeks David’s words “I’ll become even more undignified than this” have been replaying in my heart. I have been heralding for almost a year now of the censorship, shadowbanning, etc. on social platforms. Now… I would think most of you would believe me at this point. 😉
However, that’s not my point! It did bother me at first – loss of engagement, suppression of my voice as it seemed I was randomly chosen to oppress. Strong words, but that’s the reality. But then I noticed it was happening other places too, and now I am grateful. Yes, grateful. Perhaps it was meant to be this way so I may continue in my growth process of dying to myself and systems.
We all experience warfare manifested in different ways. For me last year’s warfare was mainly coming against my gifting through suppression of my voice and other similar challenges not limited to FB. One thing we can all agree on, systems are changing. As I continue to let go of the old, I am freer than ever because man’s opinions do not have a hold on me (and I am ever trying to yield and let go).
I like the fire. I always have… and somehow by God’s grace the suppression has only made me more abandoned to truth. It’s heated… but in the most delightful way. As the fire purifies, forges, and strengthens; I will unapologetically become even more undignified than this…
You must celebrate the presence when He comes. If you do not revere, worship, and honor Him how will anyone know you belong to Him? Love and light do not hide. Some may mock you for expressing yourself before the Lord ‘with all your might’, some may despise you for speaking truth, for obeying the Spirit. Some may laugh at you for loving the Lord your God with all of your heart. But this is the word of the Lord, He will not be mocked – read the passage below and be encouraged.
“Now King David was told, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God.” So David went to bring up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with rejoicing. When those who were carrying the ark of the Lord had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf. Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets. As the ark of the Lord was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she despised him in her heart. They brought the ark of the Lord and set it in its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and David sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before the Lord. After he had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord Almighty. Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each person in the whole crowd of Israelites, both men and women. And all the people went to their homes. When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, “How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, going around half-naked in full view of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!” David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel—I will celebrate before the Lord. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor.” And Michal daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death.”
2 Samuel 6:12-23 NIV