God, “U” and “I”, dance


Dancelift

GUIDANCE
Author Unknown

When I meditated on the word “guidance”, I kept seeing “dance” at the end of the word. I remembered reading somewhere 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 as they run into one another and step on the other’s toes. When one person relaxes 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. The two move as one, expressing the music.

The dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness from one person and gentle guidance, direction and leading from the other.

My eyes drew back to the word “guidance”. When I saw “G,” I thought of God, followed by “U” and “I”. Which all together could mean ­ God, “U” and “I”, dance. God, you and I dance. When I relax, You, God, lead the dance that is called “my life,” and we move as one.

This statement is what guidance means to me. With this thought in mind, I became willing to trust that I could relax and thereby respond to God’s guidance in my life. I became willing to let God lead the dance of my life, and to do so moving as one with the music which He provides.

HT to Christ In You Ministries

5 Comments

  1. Love this, Matt! Very much in line with what I’ve been learning the past few years. The key is learning to relax into Jesus, isn’t it? We are such driven people-driven by our desires or the desires of others-that relaxing is harder than you might think.
    Be blessed, brother….

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  2. Interesting connection of associating dance with God and guidance – especially since, for so long, there are those who thought to dance was not to be associated with faith nor God. Thanks.

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  3. I have always associated God with dance. One of the hymns I learned as a child was this:
    LORD OF THE DANCE
    by Sydney Carter
    I danced in the morning when the world was young
    I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun
    I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth
    At Bethlehem I had my birth
    Dance, dance, wherever you may be
    I am the lord of the dance, said he
    And I lead you all, wherever you may be
    And I lead you all in the dance, said he
    I danced for the scribes and the Pharisees
    They wouldn’t dance, they wouldn’t follow me
    I danced for the fishermen James and John
    They came with me so the dance went on
    Dance, dance, wherever you may be
    I am the lord of the dance, said he
    And I lead you all, wherever you may be
    And I lead you all in the dance, said he
    I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame
    The holy people said it was a shame
    They ripped, they stripped, they hung me high
    Left me there on the cross to die
    Dance, dance, wherever you may be
    I am the lord of the dance, said he
    And I lead you all, wherever you may be
    And I lead you all in the dance, said he
    I danced on a Friday when the world turned black
    It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back
    They buried my body, they thought I was gone
    But I am the dance, and the dance goes on
    Dance, dance, wherever you may be
    I am the lord of the dance, said he
    And I lead you all, wherever you may be
    And I lead you all in the dance, said he
    They cut me down and I leapt up high
    I am the life that will never, never die
    I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me
    I am the Lord of the dance, said he
    Dance, dance, wherever you may be
    I am the lord of the dance, said he
    And I lead you all, wherever you may be
    And I lead you all in the dance, said he

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  4. Dance can be a great metaphor, but it’s much better experienced than merely talked about… just like faith and life, really.

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