Those closest to me would definitely say I am a black girl trapped in a white girl's body. I say this with the utmost respect. There is nothing remotely racist about anything I am about to say. Truth be told, our African American sisters can do a whole lotta things better than us white girls. When it comes to keeping a rhythm, the average white girl just...how can I say this...struggles. Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved shaking my tail feather. Any time music came on, I started rockin' this booty from side to side. I'm telling y'all, something just takes over my body. I really can't stop it sometimes. And why should I?
Most days, I am doing the stay-at-home mom thing. Most days, I am wiping snotty noses, cleaning babies' bottoms, or organizing and reorganizing the, what seems to be, multiplying collection of toys we own in our home. Most days, I am a loyal wife, a Sunday School teacher, friend, sister, and daughter. But today? Today, I am letting my hair down. Today, I am letting the dirty clothes pile just a little bit higher. Today, I am letting the dust collect over my furniture just a little bit thicker. Today, I am putting on my dancing shoes and getting my groove on in the best way I know how. Below are the lyrics to the chorus from a newly released Christian rap song by an artist who lives in my area. I've also provided the link below to the entire song. Before you listen to the song, I want you to take a minute and just read the following lyrics to the chorus...
"If tha Lord is in tha building and ya really know ya feel Him, get 'em high! Get 'em high!
If ya feel him in ya soul, won't you step up on ya toes? Get 'em high! Get 'em high!
If ya love tha way ya feelin', won't ya try to touch tha ceilin'? Get 'em high! Get 'em high!
Can't nobody gonna do ya like the Lord. Go on praise God!!"
Sometimes, don't ya just need to get your praise on?! Sometimes, don't you just need to hush the sounds of life, turn up the volume on your favorite praise jam, and shake ya tail feather...ALL for the glory of the Lord?! That is me, today. Life is just hard, you know? And it ain't gettin' easier. So, why not stop? Stop what you're doing, click on the link below, turn the volume way up, and dance like nobody's watching. Life just isn't life if not spent in the presence of the Lord. What better way to do just that than dancing and worshiping Him?!
"Then Peter said, 'Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.' Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man's feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God." -Acts 3:6-8
Get up. Walk. Run. Jump up and praise God. Shout with joy. Dance before the Lord. Raise your hands and worship your King. Go on, friends! Get 'em high!! Get 'em high!!
Get 'Em High