June 18, 2020

Faithfulness is a Dance!

June 18, 2020


Psalm 139:7-18


“The word is “resonance.” Prayer is actually setting out a tuning fork. All you can really do in the spiritual life is get tuned to receive the always present message… All we can really do is return the gaze. Then, as Meister Eckhart so perfectly said, “the eye with which we look back at God will be the same eye that first looked at us.” We just complete the circuit!” Rohr, Richard. The Naked Now (p. 74).

In Rob Bell’s Nooma Video 011 Rhythm he beautifully explores how we can be in tune with a God who is too big to imagine.  See what you think of his ideas! Watch the video here.

When we sing “He Knows My Name” in worship, my impulse is to dance! The omniscient, transcendent, ever present imminent God described in Psalm 139 is inviting me into rhythm with Him. It is okay to get up and dance! Listen to the song here

“He Knows My Name” sung by Paul Baloche

I have a Maker
He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in his hands

He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And He hears me when I call

I have a Father
I have a Father
He calls me His own
He’ll never leave me
No matter where I go

He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And He hears me when I call

He knows me, He knows my name
He knows my name
He knows… 

He knows your name
He knows your every thought
He sees all those tear that falls
And He hears you when you call


  • When have you felt God’s touch through music?
  • In what ways can you imagine faithfulness as a dance with the Holy Spirit?


  • What music helps you think of God?
  • When you sing together, what do you feel?


Maker of Me, Giver of Life, today let’s sway and dance to the glad rhythms of your heart. Tune me to you! Amen.


For the duration of our sermon series, we are offering daily prompts for applying the wisdom from the scriptures to our everyday lives. Each week focuses on how we can encourage those around us and bear fruit! This week we are focusing on the fruit of faithfulness.

“I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers
flow in the right direction, will the earth turn
as it was taught, and if not how shall
I correct it? Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven,
can I do better?… Finally I saw that worrying had come to nothing. And gave it up. And took my old body
and went out into the morning, and sang.”
– Mary Oliver, “I Worried”

Have you felt yourself worrying lately about things you cannot control? How has God remained faithful even when you have worried or doubted? Take a moment to reflect on this today. Who do you know that might need to hear this poem today?

To learn more about the Fruit of the Spirit challenge, click here.