Sunday, March 30, 2008

Guidance


G U I D A N C E
(this is an e-mail I received and wanted to share with those of you who haven't seen it)

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" dance.

As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust that I would get guidance about my life.

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 every day. 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 life.

There is no cost but a lot of rewards; So let's continue to pray for one another.

And I Hope You Dance!

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20 comments:

annie said...

I love that Susan.

Barbara said...

Yes this is a good analogy.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I have seen this before but I never get tired of seeing it. A wonderful reminder!

Angie said...

This is so special to me as I grew up dancing. Beautiful! I've commented with you on many sites & thought I should come and visit your place. I'm glad I did!

Betty said...

Your post for today reminds me of this saying:

"Let Go, Let God"

Have a good day, Susan

retha said...

It felt good to read this again. Sometimes-maybe rather often- it is so good to remind each other to allow the LORD to be GOD in the 'every-now'

Kansas Bob said...

Susan, your post reminded me of a post from a few years that I called Dancing with God". Here is an excerpt from it:

"Being in God's will is not about what we do but all about who we are and who we are becoming. God's will is that we become like Jesus ... and there are many ways to get there!"

Happy Sunday!

Brenda said...

That is beautiful.I love to dance with God and I know when he leads it will be right.

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Very nice. Although I am not a dancer, it still reads true. Let God lead. He gives us gentle nudges in the right direction :)

Sharon said...

That is a lovely post! I want God to lead the dance of my life!

:0) Sharon

slk said...

Thank you! I needed this today for a friend who is struggling...we both love to dance, but our dh's don't :)

Musicaljean said...

Wow, Susan! I will never look at the word guidance again without thinking of this. Just beautiful.

diana said...

what a beautiful way to look at God's guidance. i won't forget this. thanks susan for sharing it.

Meredith Teagarden said...

The message at church today was about abiding.
It was beautiful and poignant. This is a great close to the day. And just what I needed to hear!

Linds said...

I have not seen this before. I love it! Thanks for sharing, Susan.

Karen said...

So very true. Thank you for sharing this.

Karolee said...

I hadn't seen this one. Thanks for sharing.

Just want to let you know that I've deleted my blog. Long story... but my identity has been compromised. You can send me an e-mail if you want the long story.

Irritable Mother said...

Everything goes so much better when we simply let Him lead, doesn't it?
Good thoughts!

Tina said...

That is a wonderful analogy. On our trip to Tennessee last year we visited a church and the pastor illustrated this same truth by bringing his wife up and dancing with her.

Lori said...

That was beautiful! Thanks for sharing.