Dancing With God

If you combine fear, hopelessness, and insecurity, you’ve got a major problem on your hands. We have all struggled with fear. We’ve all been in hopeless situations, and we all have felt insecure at times.

How do you overcome these negative weapons of self- destruction? The short answer is you need someone you can trust that will instill hope and make you secure.

The Holy Spirit will give you the guidance you need to overcome these negative mindsets and emotions if you choose him as your dancing partner. Please join us this Friday for the conclusion of “How To Be Set Free From Me.” I came across this poem years ago titled,  

 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 be 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.  

And I Hope You Dance

 Bill Rieser
Encounter Pastor