You might not be dancing for the Lord, but do you have at least an internal excitement for the Lord? Do you have a passion? This all connects with something C. S. Lewis said in a little book he wrote on the Psalms. He said, “The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express that same delight in God which made David dance.” His point is that our delight in God will be in direct proportion to our appetite for God.
What gets you excited? I have to admit I don’t get excited about sports. As far as outward expressions of excitement over anything goes, I might smile or occasionally clap to fit in with everyone else. But do you remember how excited King David was when they were bringing the Ark of God—the Ark of the Covenant—to Jerusalem? David was so excited that God’s symbolic throne was coming into the religious center of Israel. He was excited about the Lord, and he responded by worshipping. He offered sacrifices. But what he’s particularly remembered for concerning this event is his dancing. Second Samuel 6:14 tells us, “David danced before the Lord with all his might.” (I’ve checked, and that Hebrew word for “dance” means “dance.”) This is excitement! This is enthusiasm over the Lord! King David was praising God. This dancing of his, foreign as it might sound to us, was a natural expression of his passion for the Lord.