Day 31: Just Dance
My grandchildren love to play the
FREEZE DANCE game.
I love to play the FREEZE DANCE game.
You watch a video and FOLLOW the instructions.
When you are told to DANCE, you DANCE.
And when you are told to FREEZE, you FREEZE.
It is a FOLLOW the LEADER game,
as you do exactly what you are told.
Oh it is fun.
Oh it is a workout.
I love the FREEZE DANCE game,
because I love my grandchildren,
and to FOLLOW the silly prompts with them brings
JOY to my whole being,
as it is just plain ole fun.
And all you have to do is
FOLLOW THE LEADER~
TRUSTING the LEADER
to lead you to a place
of laughter, of giggles, of pure joy.
I didn't randomly start doing this with my grandchildren,
until I first checked it out
to make sure it
was pure clean fun.
Why would I and why would you
FOLLOW THE LEADER
if you didn't know where the LEADER was taking you?
Oh FOLLOW THE LEADER~
"Are you tired?
Burned out on religion!
Come to ME.
Get away with ME and you'll recover your life.
I'll show you how to take a real rest.
WALK with ME and work with ME~ watch how I do it.
LEARN the unforced rhythms of grace.
I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly” (Matthew 1:28-30).
Oh FOLLOW THE LEADER,
for HE will take you to the places and spaces in your
that may be
FROZEN in the PAST
FROZEN in that habitual habit that keeps you in the same place
FROZEN in BITTERNESS because of the unjust treatment done against you
FROZEN in DEPRESSION for you can't see HOPE anywhere
FROZEN in FEAR
that leaves you in that place and space
that is keeping you FROZEN
because you can't even imagine
JESUS would or could
make you want to
FOLLOW THE LEADER
when HE says DANCE
you just start DANCING
will move your feet
even if you feel too weak to
"MY grace is sufficient for you,
for MY power is made perfect in weakness.
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses,
so that CHRIST'S power may rest on me.
That is why for CHRIST'S sake,
I delight in weaknesses, in insults,
For when I am weak then l am strong" (2 Corinthians 12:9).
FIRST THINGS FIRST!
Will you DANCE with me
through the month of
through our new DEVOTIONAL SERIES
"FOLLOW THE LEADER"~
Walking with the ONE who wants to walk with you
PUT YOURSELF in HIS STORY
that is written just for you~
"Therefore humble yourself ,
_________________* (PUT YOUR NAME)
under the mighty hand of GOD, set aside self-righteous pride],
so that HE may exalt you,
[to a place of honor in HIS service] at the appropriate time,
casting all your cares, _________________* [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all]
on HIM, for HE cares about you, _________________*
[with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]"
(I Peter 5:6-7).
"______________* WILL FOLLOW"
(listen to the song below)