Greetings and Happy New Year to NEW LIFE NATION!!
Throughout the ages, dancing has been a part of universal culture. You may not know it, but the bible states in 2 Samuel 6:14, that “King David danced before the Lord with all of his might, while wearing a priestly garment.” Wow, is right! You guessed it, dancing is befitting and can be a distinct sign of reverence and respect to God when done with a “spiritual intent” within one’s heart. But, as early as 2014 and now, as of late, the latest dance craze that originated in Atlanta, GA is something called the “DAB!” You see stars like “Diddy,” and athletes such as: Lebron James and Cam Newton doing the “Dab!”
Honestly, the first time I saw it was when my oldest son, “Kj” was doing it. He said, “Dad, I want you to know what’s going on, so let me teach you how to Dab!” I said, “Huh…what is a DAB?” Then he showed me something that resembled a person who “sneezes and throws their arms back!” LOL …But, when I researched the dance, a guy named, “Rich the Kid,” who shot a tutorial said something powerful. He said, “You just don’t do the DAB, you have to FEEL the DAB!Then, it became clear to me that I could use this for the glory of God. By definition, A “Dab” of something means: “to gently or barely touch something until it connects with the object.”
So, as I thought about it, the following verse came to mind: (Matthew 9:20-22) It’s entitled, “The Woman with the ISSUE OF BLOOD!”Quick spiritual recap: This woman had a hemorrhage of flowing blood that lasted for 12-long years. It rendered her legally unclean and a public outcast to many. However, this woman made up her mind that she had enough of the pain, ridicule and suffering and she wanted to get well. This woman heard that Jesus was near and regardless of how many people surrounded him in the crowd, she was determined to get to Jesus. You guessed it, this woman built enough courage and just enough faith to get to Jesus. As the story goes, this unnamed and anonymous woman pressed through the crowd, and with only a “Dab of Faith,” she was barely able to touch the hem of Jesus’ clothing and the bible said “Jesus felt virtue and power release from his body.” The woman didn’t just do something. But, rather Jesus felt something. He felt a “Dab of her Faith!” Then, Jesus uttered the immortal words of, “Somebody touched me!” Instantly, the woman was healed and cleansed because of a simple and gentle “Dab of Faith!”
Ladies and Gentlemen, in other words, it doesn’t take much to get to Jesus. All you need is a “Dab of Faith!” Perhaps the “Dab” didn’t originate in Atlanta. Maybe it originated somewhere outside of Galilee or Jerusalem? So, wherever you are in your life today, feel free to dance for Jesus. But, whatever you do, please exercise a simple “Dab of Faith!” Your healing and deliverance is waiting on you! Now, think on these things….
Yours in Christ,
“IMPACTING LIVES FOR THE CAUSE OF CHRIST!”
Kedric L. McKnight
Rev. Kedric L. McKnight is the founder and Senior Pastor of the New Life Bible Fellowship Church. Weekly he shares motivational articles and insights with members and friends,