I am the firm Foundation on which you can dance and sing praises and continually celebrate My Presence—just as you long to. Most of the time, however, you feel earthbound and weighed down. Worshiping Me requires the engagement of your entire being—something you delight in and yet somehow resist.
If you want to learn how to celebrate Me more consistently, more abundantly, begin by lingering in My peaceful Presence. As you relax in My everlasting arms, sense how safe and secure you are. I am indeed the rock-solid Foundation on which you can live exuberantly. Dancing, singing, and praying are ways you can express your delight in Me.
My very Presence radiates Joy in vast, unmeasured fullness! When you praise Me, your Joy increases, as does your awareness of My holy Presence. Your body may or may not be mightily engaged in this endeavor, but I see into your heart. That is where the ultimate celebration of My Presence takes place.
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the Lord with all his might.
[2 Samuel 6:14]
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
[1 Samuel 16:7]