Life Can Be a Dance
“At the same time,” says the Lord, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people.” 2 Thus says the Lord: “The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness — Israel, when I went to give him rest.” 3 The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.4 Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall again be adorned with your tambourines, And shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice. Jeremiah 31:1-4 NKJV
Like Judah who was ransomed by the Lord from Babylonian captivity, and the ten northern tribes of Israel redeemed from Assyrian bondage, as a believer in Christ, you have been restored and promised a new life. With your new life in Christ, you’ve got to stop thinking that there’s someplace you’ve got to go, something you’ve got to do, or somebody you got to be with in order to feel joy. Joy and life is synonymous (John 10:10; Ps. 16:11).
Life in Christ is God’s life in you—a continuous flow of joy. The more you let life be and let God live His life in you as you, you will automatically feel joy. For example, children naturally feel joy; they sing, dance, and have fun, unless they have been messed up. Children teach us that your life can be a dance. To dance is to, spiritually speaking, is to glide, to step, or move through a series of movements usually to music, i.e., the Word of God, the promise of God, and the Holy Spirit who lives in you.
So, you don’t have to make your life work—just listen to the “music” and enjoy the dance of life. God’s life is your life and it works without your help. Just let it be! (See Col. 3:4). Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount that you should take no thought for your life (Matt. 6:25, 27; 10:39) because Jesus Christ is your architect and builder (Matt. 16:18; Ps. 127:1). Let God do that thing that He has prepared to do in you, through you, and as you, and nobody else. Follow Christ and let God build and rebuild your life. The word of Lord is: “follow Me” and “let there be” (Matt. 4:19; Gen. 1:3). Your life can be a dance!