Monday, June 11, 2012

Wired! Are you a David?

Are you the person who loves to have liturgical dance incorporated into worship? Is going to a museum or a concert a spiritual experience for you?

Do you feel God's presence and direction most clearly in your life when you are writing, painting or singing?

If so, you are wired like King David in the Old Testament. We can thank David for the book of Psalms. Poems and songs written to God which cover the gamut of human experience and emotion: joy, sorrow, life, death, shame/confession and thankfulness. David was no stranger to strong emotions and he wrote out his prayers to God in song.

Most people who are wired like David are going to be passionate. They will have very strong emotions and give their actions 110% - no matter what the consequence of those actions might be.

If you are like King David, you might need to recognize that you can be a little dramatic and over-reactive. This is not necessarily bad - it just is. Recognizing these characteristics can, however, help you in dealing with others who are not wired to be as passionate as yourself.

In order to really connect with God, it is important for you to set time aside to be creative. Whatever medium you choose (art, song, dance, writing, etc) it is important for you to have this way to communicate your feelings to God.

Chesney Szaniszlo

 I will exalt you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me.  Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit. -Psalm 30:1-3