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Words of the Week – “He Danced”
By Pastor Mary S. Minor (Contributing Writer)
Published January 23, 2014

Pastor Mary S. Minor

My Personal Reflection: David, Israel’s King, danced before The Lord with all his might because the ark of God that represented God’s presence was brought into his house.

What do you do when you enter into God’s presence? Like David you should dance! Dance because of who God is! Dance because of what God has done, is doing, and will do for you!

“When I think of His goodness, and all God’s done for me, I can dance, dance, dance all night!” God, you and I dance!

Illustration: “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 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, followedby “u” and “i”. God, “u” and “i” dance”. God, you, and I dance. This statement is what guidance means to me.

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

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DuBois’ Prayer: “Dear God, let me never be too serious to experience pure joy, to experience all that you have done, and even, when the time is right, to dance.” Amen.

2014 is your year of open doors!


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