The prompt this week is: GUIDE, GO!
My husband, Jonathan, and I took dancing lessons as a present to ourselves for our 20th wedding anniversary (8 years ago) and as a favor to a friend. Little did we know that we would love dancing so much! It is a great way to get some exercise and meet new friends. However, the underlying bonus was how much we have discovered about God through the learning process. You see, dancing takes trust and allowing the gentleman to guide and lead.
Jonathan takes me onto the dance floor, and we set our "frame". He is moving forward in the line of dance. He can see what is behind me and guides me in the right direction. He navigates around other couples and leads me around the dance floor. With slight hand motions, I know which way I need to turn. At first, I wanted to look at our feet, or glance over my shoulder. But I have learned to trust his guidance as I look at his face. I feel safe and secure in his embrace.
It's the same way with Jesus. I need to allow Him to take me into His arms and hold my hand as He leads me in the path of life. I need to look into His face and trust Him to guide me! (STOP)
Psalm 32:8 (NLT) "The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you."
Psalm 73: 23-24 (NLT) "Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny."
Isaiah 41:13 (NLT) "For I hold you by your right hand—I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you."
Will you trust His guidance as you look at His face? You can feel safe and secure in His embrace.
PS. Tonight we will go dancing at the park for the last of the Big Band Dances of the summer.
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