Sunday, November 11, 2012

Just Dance!

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. 
~T. S. Eliot 
Now, I'm no fantastic dancer. I know fantastic dancers and their movements mesmerize me as they glide and express the emotions found in music in a beautiful fluid motion. 

I do like to dance though! My mother choreographed my wedding dance with Hubs to U2 music. It was pretty spectacular! And fun. As a young mama, sometimes, I just gotta dance. I forgot that so much of having a baby is rocking and singing and shhhhing and consoling and laughing and dancing! 

Emma, my lil' girl, she can dance. She does this amazing ice skater dance and throws her hands in the air, twirls and laughs. There is nothing more beautiful. 

I can get so caught up in chores, laundry, food prep, helping my three year old, that I forget to stop and dance! Have I forgotten the motion of our lives that hearkens heavenward?

On the good days and the bad days, a little dancing never hurts. Maybe it hurts to watch someone else dance... Dancing can be an expression of joy, joy in Our Creator!

I love the account of David dancing. The ark of the covenant is brought back to the city of David and everyone is celebrating. David, the new king, is not only celebrating, he is dancing like crazy! Yes, truly! The Bible says that David danced with all His might! 

"And David danced before the Lord with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the horn." 2 Samuel 6:14-15

David got it. Yes, David made some major mistakes, but he got it! He understood the joy of Lord was his strength and he delighted in the presence of God! He just danced before the very presence of God returning. 

Jesus calls us to delight ourselves in Him. Sometimes, I get so caught up in myself and my own bid-ness (business;-) that I don't realize it is not about me. I know, I'm selfish! I can so often approach God's word trying to apply and squish the precious truths into my own struggles. Yes, God does speak into my very life and circumstances through His Word. BUT- my life is not my own! When I approach God's Word, I want to dance and delight in Him! 

Trust in the Lord, and do good;
    dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart. ~ Psalm 37:3-4

So maybe it's time to kick off those shoes, put on some music and dance! Or if dancing is not your style, I get it, so no pressure! But do delight yourself in Your Creator God! He is amazing. 

Happy Dancing ~
Jessica Ashleigh