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Dancing with God
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Site Administrator · 13 years, 2 months ago

Dancing With God

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.

My prayer for you today is that God's blessings

and mercies be upon you on this day and everyday.

May you abide in God as God abides in you.

Dance together with God, trusting God to lead

and to guide you through each season of your life.

Tonya (anon) · 13 years, 2 months ago
Refuse To Quit
Troubles produce patience. And patience produces character.
Romans 5:3-4 Romans 5:3-4 NCV

Storms come for a reason. They also come for a season. Discover the reason and grow wiser. Outlast the season and grow stronger - but
never quit!
Chuck Swindoll writes: "Somebody needs to address the other side of Christian life, if for no other reason than to uphold reality. We need to be told that difficulty and pressure are par for the course. No amount of Biblical input, deeper life conferences or super-victory seminars will exempt you from struggle. God promises no bubble of protection. Ask guys like Job, Joseph, Daniel and Paul, and you'll become acquainted with an ancient word that has almost disappeared in this generation of splashy, always-grinning, a-miracle-a-day Spirituality - perseverance! I know of no better partner to dance with when you're doing the three-steps-forward and two-steps-back number.
It's in the tough times that true character is forged, the life of Christ is reproduced in us, and our flimsy theology is exchanged for a set of convictions that enable us to handle things rather than trying to escape them. It's when the bottom falls out and life tries to pound you into a corner of doubt and unbelief that you need what perseverance produces: (a) A willingness to accept whatever comes, knowing that by God's grace you'll win and come out stronger. (b) A determination to stand firm while those around you are falling or running away. (c) Insight to see the character-developing hand of God in it all. Without that, we stumble and fall and God is grieved. With it, we survive and conquer and God is glorified." Can you think of one
quitter, just one, who ever accomplished anything worthwhile?
Site Administrator · 13 years, 1 month ago
This posting has been on this site for well over a month, but it wasn't until today that I read it and actually processed it. I hope other people are doing the same.

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