Day 32: The Rhythm of the Dance (February 1)

Not long ago, I had been feeling a little clumsy, or awkward. I couldn’t figure out why for a long time…. until one morning.  That day I led worship at school and God had me move in a different way. It felt awkward, but when it was over I checked in with God and asked, “Did I do what You wanted?”
Immediately He affirmed me with a “Yes”, and then He began to show me that I was just breaking into a new stride….

Like a flood I saw that what I had been seeing as awkward lately, was just Him changing our dance together… to a new dance with a new rhythm. I felt most awkward when I tried to stick with the old dance because it no longer fit the beat, but His movements were steady, gently but firm, and unchanging, so to stay close I must change.  A walk with Him means being willing to change, for the rest of your life.  I am willing. I trust You to be my faithful dance Partner…. thank You for not letting me settle.

I realize now it is His grace that doesn’t want to let us settle into a lifelong routine that creates a rut.  A place where we could get stuck.

This morning, take a minute and listen.  Listen for the rhythm of heaven over your life.  Has God been gently nudging you toward a new dance?  A new way of doing the things you always do? Or is He guiding you onto a new dance floor to explore places and spaces you never have before?  However you feel led, I encourage you to give in to His lead.  I don’t ever want to trip over my own feet because I resist the pull of the Lord in my life.

You can trust God to lead you. He certainly would never lead you astray.  And when you stay close to His heart, He will even protect you from being led astray by another.

Where can I go from you Spirit?  Where can I flee from your presence?  If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.  If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.        Psalm 139:7-10

Don’t let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God, and trust also in me.  John 14:1

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6

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