Ballroom dancing with God

Today I ball-room danced with God–me, a gal with two left feet and my very own syncopated rhythm patterns in my geriatric bones. Even with my ignorance I know you can only ballroom dance if one leads and the other follows.  This morning, I let Him lead.  I may not be ready for prime time, “Dancing with the Stars” but I discovered a joy gliding effortlessly in His arms through unfamiliar steps of thought and scripture.

Let me explain: On Monday I was asked to fill in on Sabbath morning for our head pastor.  No sweat!  I’d simply tweak a sermon I planned to give at a women’s retreat in Hilo, Hawaii, in a few weeks.  I went to bed last night confident and at peace but awakened in the wee hours of the morning knowing I had to get out of bed and rewrite my presentation on a completely different topic, different texts, different focus entirely.  The minute I sat down to my computer,my sleepy brain snapped awake and the adrenalin flowed.  An hour and a half later my notes were complete and I was ready to go–no rehearsals, no timing, no checking length, just go. I ate breakfast and took a short nap before dressing for church–totally at peace.   Now for me, that’s not possible under normal circumstances. I should have been reviewing my outline and penning unreadable notes in the margins.  Instead it was completely a God thing.  The dance continued during the presentation. I am so grateful I allowed Him to lead and I followed.

Psalm 32:8 says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.  I will advise you and watch over you.”  OK, so there’s no mention of unexpected sermon changes or ballroom dancing here, just letting Him lead and my being willing to follow. I may get the hang of this yet.  :-)

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2 Responses to Ballroom dancing with God

  1. betty patten says:

    I too have 2 left feet when it comes to dancing but like you I have the greatest faith that where He leeds I can’t go wrong when I follow. My belief that prayer is the key to heaven but faith unlocks the door has got me thru some tough times. God is so good.

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