Monday, August 3, 2009

Gospel ZUMBA?

I know it's a stretch, but hear me out.

I've been a faithful ZUMBAgal for a while now. Hands down, it's my favorite way to break a soaking sweat & break into the next size down!

When I first started I for one, was reminded of my husband's infamous dance floor grooves,
two, noticed how much better the girls with nightclub experience were catching on than I was, and
three, mid-step realized, that this jig was familiar to me...oh yes, all those CHURCH REVIVAL meetings!
(If you've done this class, you're wondering where amongst the hip hop and pelvic thrusts did you find a move you've done appropriately in church? It was short, but it was there.)

Dan has come along with me a few times. This has significantly upped the # of spontaneous dances in our house-with and without music playing-much to the kids' & Labrador's delight.

This morning, I had the Israel Houghton station playing on Pandora, blasting through my Bose dock. And it started.
Again I say rejoice came on & before I knew it Carter & Lilah & I were dancing.

SO many of the ZUMBA steps fit the beat of these Gospel songs! (I know, my cheeseball is showing!)

At the end of one song Carter, 3 yrs old, waived his hands in the air & said
"We love you, JESUS! You heal our boo-boos!!"

LOVE IT!!!!!!

THIS is it!
Thinking about how good God is & how blessed we are "when we come & when we go" and how "we are created to make His praise GLORIOUS" the dance just rose up! "When I think about the Lord...it makes me want to shout!", "When the Spirit of the Lord comes upon my heart, I will dance like David danced", etc.
Thanks to all my ZUMBAing, the moves weren't half bad.

It got me thinking, I've got to bring this to church!
Surely someone somewhere has already started a Gospel Zumba class.

How about a weekday Gospel ZUMBA class while the other Bible studies are going on?
Talk about "I will bless the Lord at all times!"

I'm telling you, I get it now, if I hadn't before:
"And David danced before the Lord with all his might, wearing a priestly garment"
[Later when Michal regarded his dancing with disgust, calling him shameless (v20) David replied]
"I was dancing before the Lord, who chose me above your father and all his family! He appointed me as the leader of Israel, the people of the Lord, so I celebrate before the Lord. Yes, and I am willing to look even more foolish than this, even to be humiliated in my own eyes!"2 Sam 6:14,21&22
*photo: zumba.com
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2 comments:

  1. I THINK YOU SHOULD DO THE CLASS WHERES MY VIDEO YOU ARE SUCH AN AWESOME DAUGHTER ,I THANK GOD FOR YOU EVERY DAY !!!I ONLY WISH YOU WERE PHYSICALLY CLOSER !!!!KISS THEM ALL FOR ME AND GIVE DR. DAN A GRADUATION HUG FOR ME I LOVE YOU MOM 2

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