5 minute Friday. My favorite weekly event. Join me and the rest of us Five Minute Friday-ers.
- We write for 5 minutes, or when we go over, we let you know.
- We link to the FMF page at Gypsy Mama.
- We give an encouraging word to the person before us.
This is something I know very little about.
I am one of those who grew up in the time when “good Christians” didn’t dance.
Well, that was only one of the things we didn’t do.
We didn’t smoke, drink, go to movies, wear immodest clothes (as defined by some).
There were a host of things we didn’t do.
One day I thought to myself, “If I am a Christian, what do I do?”
“Surely I can’t be defined only by what I don’t do.”
That was a turning point for me.
I started paying attention to my list of what a Christian is and believes in…stated positively.
As time went on, I found that my faith was not nearly as depressing as it once had been.
Falling back on Scripture that I had memorized earlier regarding
- the fruit of the Spirit,
- the way the world can tell we are Christians,
- what Christ did on the cross when He redeemed me,
- who I am in Christ… to name a few.
Suddenly, Christianity came alive for me.
It wasn’t a negative thing that involved what I didn’t do.
It was positive.
Becoming a Christian put me in a place where I could worship GOD! STOP
Dancing involves something a person can do with abandon
Even tho’ it doesn’t work that way for my uncoordinated self.
It is a way to express my emotions with someone I love.
I think there will be plenty of holy dancing in heaven.
There won’t be any of the sexual overtones that affect our dancing here.
We will be able to worship GOD with abandon there, yet without crossing boundaries that are inappropriate.
Just as dancing with the one I love here on earth can be enjoyable and a way to express love and closeness
I’m guessing there will be a way to do it in heaven.
I want to dance with you Jesus!
I can Only Imagine by Mercy Me
That’s pretty neat to use dancing as a parallel to our relationship with God. I don’t dance either (at least not the way most people define dancing these days) but I do do silly dances with my little one 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
yes, chelo. I think my dancing fits the category you describe…great quality for doing with my children (when young) and grandchildren. but someday:)
Yes! I love that David danced before the King with joy… and that the Lord is dancing with us as we lift our hearts to Him. Beautiful to hear how he has set you free in that joy!
thanks for stopping by pam:) yes, i tho’t of david’s dancing in worship before GOD…and being despised by his wife michal. interesting how she was punished. squelching the joy in the Lord, of others around us certainly must be something serious.
This is my first visit to your blog…love the idea of gritty grace! 🙂
I totally get this post! I grew up in the Bible Belt with all the don’ts and not many do’s. I love how you chose to focus on all the positives of the faith and how it gave you freedom to “let loose!”
Blessings to you this weekend! Lee
thanks for visiting leebird:) i’ll have to take a gander at your blog today as well. so sad how many of us live(d) in that kind of bondage when Christ came to give life, joy and freedom.