DAY 8: THE DANCE

November 8, 2014 at 8:46 PM Leave a comment

WOMAN DANCING - over intersections

 

 Today was a brain clutter day.

 

Too many tasks. Too little time.

 

Too little energy. Too much overwhelm.

 

Like crazy intersecting highways, my “ought to’s” jumbled together til I hardly knew what to think, much less where to start.

 

Not sure what else to do, after breakfast I started slogging my way through the list – when suddenly I felt an almost irresistible urge to dance.

 

That’s what I said:  DANCE.

 

Out of nowhere.

 

The desire welled up inside me, and before I knew it I leapt to my feet.

 

Soon I was dancing my way round the kitchen table, shouting out truth in singsongy fashion to whoever or whatever happened to be listening. Like a child crying out to to her father – or rather a child crying out about her father for all the world to hear.  In that moment, anything and everything I knew for certain came rushing out: especially Scripture. Declaring truth suddenly seemed the most desperately important thing in the whole wide world. It was the most fully alive I’d felt in weeks.

 

Eventually my mind caught up with my heart – and it all made sense.

 

I was being called to the dance – compelled to blurt out truth and celebrate it – in spontaneous warfare against all that tried to suppress it, thwart it, or kill it.

 

I was driving out the overwhelm. Singing away the darkness.

 

Flushing my heart with reality. Paving the way with truth.

 

I didn’t have to sit and take it. I’d been given the tools to fight back.

 

“This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be GLAD in it!”  

Psalm 118:24

 

And so I danced.

 

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KIM ALDRICH

Writer... speaker..."growing edge" seeker

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Each new day offers a fresh opportunity to learn or languish, stagnate or grow. Like all sincere Christians, I face the ongoing challenge of finding THE GROWING EDGE.

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WORDS TO GROW BY

TEN WAYS TO LOVE

1. LISTEN without interrupting
(Proverbs 1:8)

2. SPEAK without accusing
(James 1:19)

3. GIVE without sparing
(Proverbs 21:26)

4. PRAY without ceasing
(Colossians 1:9)

5. ANSWER without arguing
(Proverbs 17:1)

6. SHARE without pretending
(Ephesians 4:15)

7. ENJOY without complaint
(Philippians 2:14)

8. TRUST without wavering
(I Corinthians 13:7)

9. FORGIVE without punishing
(Colossians 3:13)

10. PROMISE without forgetting
(Proverbs 13:12)

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