Fast dancing doesn't involve intimacy. It just takes a partner. Someone who agrees to occupy a physical space near you doing their own thing to the same music. No two people fast dancing are exact copies of each other's moves. You are not mirroring or mimicking each other. Each person is doing their own thing and acting like they are with you. That's fun if you are at a party but what about in real life? Do you want to act like you're dancing with someone or do you want to dance with them? There's a big difference. It's easy to dance for someone if you're an entertainer. But dancing for people is not dancing with people. When you are dancing for them there is an invisible wall of separation. There is a division between you and them. Who put it there? You did. Before you began to learn how to dance publicly you already had walls constructed in your personal life privately. If you do not take down the barriers before you dance they will be there when you dance. People will be able to see you but they can't touch you or feel you. That's the whole point though. You are supposed to be representing Christ. How do you do that when you do not connect with the people in a deep and personal way?
If you want intimacy then you are asking to be touched personally in a meaningful way. You are not looking for a performance. While performance arts are nice they will get you excited for a moment but leave you cold after the conference ends. In a few hours or a couple of days, those euphoric feelings you had will fade back to black and you are back to where you first started. Performance art will never produce intimacy, it cannot. While it looks good in presentation it lacks in its ability. Acting like you like someone doesn't work. Pretending you love someone is fruitless. On the surface, all looks well. Underneath something else is going on and you know it and the audience knows it.
People come to church for one thing. To be seen by God, to touched by God to be acknowledged by God. Dancers, artists, musicians and preachers alike have to agree...we are not God. He wants to work through us but most certainly we must understand He can very well do it without us. Being on the platform in front of any given audience is the chance of a lifetime to showcase and demonstrate our relationship with God. It's not the place or the time we want to show off who we are, look at me, look at what I can do. Look what I learned at the conference. If we are truly humble we will by default shine the light on Him. We will lift Him up and exalt Him not our gifts or talents. For just a minute imagine Him sitting on the throne behind you while you prance around in front of Him lifting yourself up exalting your gift. That's what will we do if we are not careful.
Instead of dancing for him why not Dance With Him. You will become one united in the Spirit and He will truly be glorified. Stop the fast and furious dancing alone and get with your partner in this next season. Take down those walls remove those barriers and become the minister He has intended you to be.