Welcome to the Dance

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.  Galatians 5:25


Will you join me today in a DANCE LESSON? For today’s class, our first instructor will be a 2 year old, followed by a TV show.

Have you ever watched a toddler when music begins to play?  It seems that without any prompting or lessons that kid will start dancing.  There is something deep inside that just responds to the music and instantly they begin to move. I saw this once and realized I have the dance moves of a toddler?  Sweet!

One show that is very popular with half the people in our house is “So You Think You Can Dance.”  It is a dance contest where thousands of dancers, with a variety of dance styles, try to win a contract to be a professional dancer.  Each week these dancers and their dance partner have to learn a new dance in a new dance style.  They then have to perform that dance before the judges.  The teams that build the best chemistry between the dancers are the ones who seem to be able to handle the weekly assignment best.

Look again at today’s verse. “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” This verse contains a DANCE lesson we all need.  Every day throughout our life a tune is played.  For many the tune is a loud scratchy number about our finances.  Others hear the song of Love Gone Bad and several of us here the driving sound of songs of pain, fear, nervousness, loneliness, worry and stress.  When these songs play, like the toddler we dance.

God’s word says that God’s Spirit lives within every Christ follower.  One of the ways our lives intersect is that HE, God the Holy Spirit, interprets the life’s songs and gives me the dance steps I need.  When life is stressful, God the Holy Spirit says “pray, trust, hold on to Me.”  These are the dance moves I need in order to live out my life.  Letting God provide my “Dance Moves” is what it means to “Live by the Spirit”.

Confession time; I do not always let God the Holy Spirit determine my moves.  Sometimes I let pride.  Sometimes I let fear.  Sometimes I let laziness.  Sometimes I let indifference.  Hence the second Dance Lesson.

Chemistry between partners matters. Here is what chemistry between partners does.  Chemistry is what allows each partner to take their role in the dance.  One should lead and the other follows.  Chemistry with God’s Spirit is what helps me to follow His lead.  Chemistry between partners builds trust.  Sometimes a dance requires a jump or a lift.  Without trust, one partner will not give themselves to the dance.  This is also true with my relationship with God.  If I do not trust, I will not leap, I will not follow, I will not let Him lift me.  In other words I will not “KEEP IN STEP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.”

So there you have it, today’s dance lesson.  Let God’s Spirit determine the way you move to life’s song, let Him lead and welcome to the dance!.

~ by OFF we go now on June 25, 2013.

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