The Dance: a physical prayer inviting God to move us from the inside out.
When all eyes are on you and you don’t know what to do, and you don’t have the strength or ability or courage to continue, you realize you’ve come to the end of your self. There in the dust of your efforts, you wave your white flag and finally give the problem—yourself —to God.
At that moment, the problem becomes His. The moment of surrender—when we admit we can’t but God can—is a sacred moment.
Throughout the changing seasons, the ever-rolling hills, tumbling waves, flowing rivers, and all of Nature, the endurance, flexibility and grace of One strong determined Dancer is revealed.￼
God’s movement around and within us, ever-flowing, cleansing and refining throughout the different seasons of our lives, nudges us to come join the Dance.
The rising Sun, all radiance and power, He enters singing the words,“I rejoice over you with dancing.” (Zephaniah 3:17) Stop leading, He says, let me, come follow My steps. I am the Lord of the Dance. I danced on the waves and the hills. I danced on the streets and the shores. I danced to the Cross and I danced to the Tomb, then I danced through the heavens and back to you.
He knows our fears and pain, He knows our sorrow and shame.
Without my Dance Partner, I stumbled, fell, broke bones, hid in the shadows, a cracked watercraft of little use when it came to watering another soul, much less a world, with creativity and grace and joy.
But He calls us out of ourselves, into the Light, pouring in His restorative water, providing just what we need for this gift of life, this day we’ve been given. He flings open the heavenly curtains and our own hearts, to save us, to pour His Spirit in with His re-forming power so that a broken vessel can overflow, and be used to fill another thirsty soul.
The Lord of the Dance invites us into His own—all Grace, Creativity, and Joy—moving inward with healing, to move us outward, abounding with love, living beyond limitations, in the power of new beginnings.
It may be a Mystery but it’s not complicated. God asks us to take a step forward, moving from darkness into light, into all-sufficient Grace.
So what is this blog about? It is ever-evolving (like me). My writing and words are inspired by time in the Word—God’s Love Letter. You’ll find a menagerie of prose and poetry, musings and reflections about life’s beauty and trials, blessings and testings. I am ever inspired by the gift of Grace offered moment by moment (thank goodness).
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“The great dance of life shared by the Father, Son and Spirit is the mystery moving behind the scenes of our lives. the invisible river running through our souls and through all things.” C. Baxter Krueger
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