I was dancing in my room to worship music (“Lover of My Soul” by Kari Jobe, and “Psalm 46” by Shane & Shane, to be exact) this morning. I was so overwhelmed by joy in Christ I just couldn’t help myself. I then realized how, being kind of shy, I tend to hide my true feelings sometimes around other people—I tend to stifle my joy, or keep it contained. I should feel free to let it out! Why not? Anyway, I’ve been praying that God would help me to overcome any self-consciousness over letting my joy be shown. This moment and thought process brought about this poem. :)
Notes surge; I feel my soul arise
As if carried by butterflies;
A thousand prayers to God my King—
“Oh, thanks for all You’ve done for me!”
I can’t contain this joy inside.
But sometimes, still, I tend to hide
Behind closed doors to dance this dance.
This secret heavenly romance
Must not be secret anymore.
I must fling wide this bolted door,
These walls that hide my praise, destroy;
And, though no singer, sing for joy.
Oh, Father, please, enable me
To not be shy, but set me free
To sing and dance and laugh aloud
And tell of all Your mercies, how
You’ve changed my life and given me
A new dance for these hands and feet
A new song in my mouth, to sing
The glories of You, LORD, my King,
And of all that You’ve done for me.
Unhindered, may I dance, freely.