2011-8-9

posted Aug 16, 2011, 8:34 AM by David Smith
A few years ago country recording artist Lee Ann Womack recorded a song called: I hope you dance... that song has always seemed like a very positive way for looking at life to me.....here's the first few words:
 

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder

 

You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger

 

May you never take one single breath for granted

 

God forbid love ever leave you empty handed………….

 

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance…

 

I hope you dance…I hope you dance.....

 

Then one day I came across this meditation about Dancing With God and thought that is a very good way to look at our lives with God.....

 

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 are 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.

This prayer is powerful and there is nothing attached.
If God has done anything for you in your life,
Please share this message with someone else.
Interceding in prayer is one of the best gifts we can receive.
There is no cost but a lot of rewards;
So let's continue to pray for one another.


And I Hope You Dance !Hope to see you in the pews on Sunday!
Ed