Friday, July 03, 2009

I love to dance!!

I have rhythm. I can dance. I won a dance contest as a senior in high school. But my husband doesn't like to dance. I hadn't danced in years. Lots of years.

I missed dancing.

We went on our first cruise a couple of weeks ago with three other couples. I never knew when you go on a cruise there's always this background music 24/7. They had seventies night. I started feeling the rhythm rising up in me. Did I still have it? Can you forget how to dance? A little nervously, I went on the dance floor. My husband followed me.

All of a sudden, I WAS DANCING AGAIN. We were dancing! Well, he was swaying a little bit, but it still counts as dancing. :-)

Today, I went to my yoga class at the YMCA. Except it wasn't yoga. Surprise! Surprise! It was a zumba class. A salsa dance class! I had no clue. I was the only one barefooted and with a mat. The instructor promised me I'd be fine dancing without shoes. No, I didn't get every step right like most of the ladies/girls, but it was soooooooooooooo much fun.

I came home and looked up the word "dance" in my Strong's Concordance. I thought maybe the Lord would have something good to say about it.

Guess what I found? Psalms 149:3. "Let them praise his name in the dance; let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp." KJ From the Living Bible it says, "Praise his name with dancing, accompanied by drums and lyre."

May we dance before Him in praise.

Anybody else love to dance?


Luci said...

oooh! I used to take a dance class! I think I've still got the moves...LOL.

Anita J. said...

I LOVE to dance! My husband does too (he was the big hip hop dancer in high school), but we never do it. What a shame! We keep saying we're going to take a class together but we don't. I never think about it being pleasing to the Lord for us to dance, but since you put it in this light, I'm thinking God wouldn't have given him such a talent if he didn't want him to use it. It would probably make him feel like you did, too, like he has recaptured something that he loves. I need to take some action on this. Thanks, Julie!

Julie Garmon said...

So glad Anita and Luci get it. I have a friend who says she dances alone before the Lord in praise. I like that idea--haven't tried it yet.

These dancing classes at the Y--all girls and we are learning to Salsa dance. THey have line dancing too.

Let me know if you find ways to dance again.....


adge said...

Your blog reminds me of when David danced before the Lord. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around it because according to the Bible it was a pretty festive thing.

Julie Garmon said...

Yeah, Adge, it's a new concept to me too. Somehow my thoughts, as I dance, should resonate praise to God.

Thanks for your comment. :-)

Harmony Wheeler said...

shhhh... don't tell anyone, but I like to dance too (before the Lord). What would be an ugly site before all men God delights in1

Julie Garmon said...

Ohhhh, so exciting Harmony. Nice to meet you. :-) I know the Lord takes great joy when you dance before Him.