Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Guidance


When I meditated on the word Guidance, I kept seeing 'dance' at the end of the word. I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing. When two people try to lead, nothing feels right.. The movement doesn't flow with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky. When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead, both bodies begin to flow with the music. One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back or by pressing Lightly in one direction or another. It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully. The dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness from one person and gentle guidance and skill from the other. My eyes drew back to the word Guidance. When I saw 'G': I thought of God, followed by 'u' and 'i'. 'God, 'u' and 'i' dance.' God, you, and I dance. As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust that I would get guidance about my life. Once again, I became willing to let God lead.


One thing I'd like to do is, after asking for forgiveness, and receiving forgiveness - I'd like to dance while singing. You ask why? Let me tell you… There is nothing more exciting for me. I am free, because Jesus paid the price for my short-comings. Not that I want to sin, I just do. No matter how good I try to be - I am still sinning. But Jesus knew that I couldn’t keep the law in its entirety. Because of His great love for all of us who trust in Him, He still paid the penalty.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful, and just, and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” ~ 1 John 1:9
Do I dance all the time. Actually depends on the ’service format’. If contemporary - yes — traditional - nope. I am afraid of what my worshipers think of me. You see, there is a problem. I let the world influence me — yeah even the Christian world. “You have to be reverend” I am told. If I were a little girl, people would say “How cute”. Since I am a 48 woman “I am weird”…
Yes - I would love to be my Heavenly Father’s little girl here on earth when it comes to worship, but I guess I have to wait until heaven…


What an Honor to dance for the King of Kings. Of course the song, "I Can Only Imagine" came to mind…I don’t know why, but the lines “Will I dance for you, Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still? Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall?” give me a picture of ‘perfect’ worship…pure and true adoration. When we get to heaven, we will be able to worship without interruptions. Without being smiled upon because we dance for Jesus…


I Hope You Dance!!!


8 comments:

From the Heart said...
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From the Heart said...

Sharon, You have a wonderful gift of expressing what you feel and also a great gift of quoting scriptures. Be blessed. You are definitely one of God's chosen people.

The music is beautiful. I think it just sets the atmosphere and sorta sets the mind in an attitude of worship.
You are such a blessing,
AliceE.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Sharon,
I have heard that about the word 'guidance'. I wouldn't think you were weird if you were a swayin' in the pews. :-)

God Chaser said...

Oh how Absolutely beautiful. I hope you dance- no matter where you are-let not others deter you.

I am new to blogging and not sure about copying -but I would love to copy this for my journal. Let me know if you have a problem with that. Love this post

Amy said...

That was a beautiful post, Sharon!

I love movies, and this post reminded me of one of my favorite scenes from Hope Floats.....

When Harry Connick Jr. is trying to get Sandra Bullock to dance with him and he says, "Dancing is just a conversation between two people...talk to me." :)

God Bless,
Amy:)

Amy said...

I added you to my blog roll.
I'll be back!
God Bless,
Amy:)

Nicole said...

Sharon,

I tagged you. Visit my blog for the instructions. You are wonderful friend and encouragement to me. I look forward to learning six new things about you.

Thanks for the encouragement about the bike helmet. I had read that about your brother. I am soooo sorry. I know that you miss him.

This post is beautiful. I have never heard that about the word guidance. You broke it down in a way that was very understable.

Be Blessed,
Nicole

Joyfulsister said...

Hi sharon,
I luv this.. someone sent this to me awhile ago and it touched my heart, Thank you again for another reminder I needed to read this again today. You have such a cheerful spirit *smile* Hugz Lorie