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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

I Gotta Dance


My niece, Raegan, loves to dance. When music plays she instinctively starts bobbing her head, waving her hands and stomping her feet. She just enjoys the music.
We get quite a few laughs watching her dance moves. It never fails to brighten my spirits.
I got to thinking the other day. God wants us to come to Him just like that. He wants us to come like a child. (Matthew 18:3) A child pays no mind to what they look like in front of others. They just take joy in the moment. They LIVE life.
Jesus said in John 10:10 that He came to bring us life more abundantly. So why do we sit back letting the joy pass us by?
Sure life isn't always going to be happy, but joy is something more than happiness. Joy is something that dwells within even during the hardest times in life.
Nehemiah 8:10 tells us, "for the joy of the LORD is your strength." So live in that joy. Don't be afraid to dance in His presence. Don't let pride hold you back.



6 Comments:

At 7:01 AM, Anonymous Ane Mulligan said...

Dance before the Lord. God must enjoy our dancing like you do your niece's, Kelly.

Wonderful application, and a reminder we often need in our "grown-up" world.

 
At 2:24 PM, Blogger Kelly Klepfer said...

Ouch.

 
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