My name’s Laura Lee Bonde, and through worshiping with flags, I’ve experienced freedom like never before.
I’m a minister of Jesus and walk in a way that’s pleasing to Him. I’ve not always lived like this, though. There was a time in my life when I danced with the devil and made a living doing it. As a result, I’ve never been able to worship God freely, until now.
Let me explain: when worship music would start, my hips would move, my insides would jump, and I would just want to move my feet, BUT, because of my past (of being a stripper), I’d stand in one place and feel trapped. Have you ever seen the movie “Happy Feet?” When the music starts, that’s exactly how I feel…like I want to dance, but if I moved my body, I felt like I was trying to draw attention, trying to “make some money,” trying to be seen. That’s how I’d FEEL, but that wasn’t the truth of my heart.
I never spoke a word about this.
In April of 2014, I was at an Aglow meeting, where it was common for people to worship with flags. I’d always wanted to go up and dance for Jesus but never could take that step. This particular night, a good friend of mine came over and offered me a flag (literally put it in my hand) to worship with. That’s all it took!
I stepped out from where I was standing at my seat and went directly to the front. The moment I started dancing with this flag, intense heat rushed throughout my body and did not stop until the end of the song. I was lost in worship, dancing for my Father, listening to Him telling me how beautiful my dancing was and how it was holy, set apart for Him now. My motives were pure. My heart was pure. And God delivered me from a strong hold that had kept me from freely worshiping Him with dancing.
From this place of victory, I have learned how to make worship flags, and so far, everyone who’s used them has experienced a new freedom of some sort. God has a way of touching the unspoken wounds of your heart. His desire for us is to live freely in Him, and from worshiping with flags, I’m able to do that. 20 Things About Me