A while back, I had the opportunity to take some dance lessons. I loved it! I had danced through my youth, but had never done any partner dances, this was something completely new for me. I learned something about myself during those lessons, I was not a good follower. It took A LOT of effort on my part to silence my own mind and become aware enough of my partner to do what he was leading and not what I felt worked with music.
For me, my walk with the Lord has become a dance, remembering to take time to stop, settle my mind, and really LISTEN to what God is saying. I need Him minute by minute, I need to be aware of His presence. Not because I am anxious that I may do the wrong thing, but because I don’t want to miss anything that HE might want. This year, I have committed to reading the Bible through at least twice. One of the things that you can’t help but to notice is that you can’t predict the stories! Think about it, twice God tells the people of Israel to just move forward and the water will move. Jesus did too many miracles to count, I have no reason to believe that God who has been a personal and miraculous God since the days of creation would not be personal and miraculous with me.
Just as God once told Abraham, the Iraelites, Jonah, and so many others, he has told me where to go. Sounds easy right? When you get a command from God you follow it. Sometimes, the reality is that it is not easy. God will do His part, I believe this, but He is waiting for me to do mine and show that I will have faith in him no matter what. I don’t want to lose sight of Him and end up like Jonah and end up in the belly of a whale or more likely, like the Israelites stuck in the wilderness for forty years.
Thus, I lean in closer, focus all of faculties on Him and wait for the Spirit to move me. God does not need me to accomplish his plan, but by grace he chooses to use me. When I will put myself in His hands. What about you? Can He have this dance today?