It always blesses me to hear of the times people are blessed simply by online contact with our ministry. Yes, we sell product, but more importantly our desire is to help people breakthrough in new levels of intimacy with the Lord whether that be in worship, prayer, etc. Though I know it happens, it grieves me to hear when the church is responsible for shutting people down.
I had one woman who was released into worship simply by watching videos of me – apparently she’d been told she was too heavy to do expressive worship. As if Father God wouldn’t be interested in seeing her pour herself out before Him because she didn’t happen to be thin. Completely wounding, but Father finds ways to bring healing and breakthrough, and we are honored to sometimes get to be used a vessels of that healing and breakthrough.
This scarfless scarf story is from a young man who is in the process of that breakthrough. Since we know many of you can understand what he’s been through, I knew you’d be blessed to hear his story. Let’s cover him in prayer as Father continues releasing this worshiper and lets also pray for all those like him who need the freedom to dance like David danced 🙂
I felt like I should share with you the impact your ministry has had on my life without me ever having purchased a silk from y’all.
I have been a closeted worship dancer for a few years for now. I experimented in my teens with a strange blend of sign-language and awkward dancing that I called “miming”, but I gave it up after a few years when I realized that I really don’t know how to dance. Another part of it was the stigma against guy dancers. And it didn’t help that I’m a part of a denomination which generally frowns on expressive worship outside of special performances and the like.
Over the past year or so, my interest in worshiping through the dance would peak only to be squashed by my lack of any real dancing skills and lack of time/money/commitment to remedy that lack.
A few days ago, quite unintentionally I stumbled across one of your youtube videos in which Meghan was giving tips on dancing with swing flags. I thought the whole idea intriguing, but what gripped me even more was one of the video suggestions on the side of another of your customers AJ using your “His Heart In Battle” swing flags. Seeing another young man shamelessly praising God with dance moves that were neither intimidating nor overly complex stirred something in me. In fact it was this that led me to visit your website for the first time and find out what y’all are all about.
At the time, I was intrigued but decided that the Father wasn’t really calling me to act on it by ordering from y’all. I figured that was the end of it. But for the past two days since, I couldn’t get y’all out of my head. It’s to the point where I hear worship songs and immediately imagine flag-dancing to them.
So I started looking at more of your videos, and was just overall entertained by Meghan’s energy and contagious smile. But then I found your video telling the ministry’s history, and when she talked about her own shyness in the beginning and dancing in her living room where no one else could see, it reminded me of the handful of times in the past months where I would hear a worship song, feel the urge to dance to it in my room, and then stop barely after starting because of my self-consciousness about my lack of dance ability.
All that long story just goes to say that without ever having made a silk for me, your ministry has through your youtube videos and the flags you’ve made for others (AJ) has inspired and encouraged me in ways that words can’t fully express.
I’m still asking the Father what exactly He’s trying to tell me through all this and whether or not I should order a flag from y’all and if so what. But I just wanted you to know that even if I never order anything from you. Your story, your ministry, and Meghan’s love for the Lord have been a true blessing to my life.
May He bless you in all you do!