Yesterday at church, after settling all the kids up front for the lesson, the children's pastor spoke to the children about spiritual gifts and strengths. When he asked if any of them had any gifts, my Sam raised his hand. I'm always a little nervous when Sam raises his hand.
"Sam, what's your gift?"
Inserting another promotion for the church talent show that evening, he said, "oh, are you going to dance for us tonight?"
"No. My mom won't let me."
Of course, the congregation erupted in laughter and then the pastor moved on with his lesson.
That night, the "show" was concluding and someone said, "let's see what Sam can do." Chants of encouragement drove him to the stage for an impromptu display.
Sam has never been shy but I never would have thought he would "bust a move" in front of a room full of people so freely.
See for yourself...
Whatever God has for Sam, I hope he acts in complete freedom. No matter what the task, I pray he dances before the Lord with all his might...after all, his middle name is David.
Today, pay no attention to the thoughts that tell you to hold back. Be big and bold for God. No matter what size the crowd, perform for an audience-of-One. And as the country song states, "If you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance!"