drawn to the dance

Jesus knows all the dances – and loves them all! Almost as much as He loves us.
dancing with Jesus
On March 1, I drew a small sketch of Jesus dancing in my sketchbook. It takes place in heavenly realms, though planet earth would be a good spot, too! It is a dance—with us. The Lord asked me to share this vision and so I replicated it yesterday during worship. Know that He knows all the dances. So be free to pick your favorite, whether polka, waltz, or hip-hop.

From early March, I believe that Jesus was, and still is, drawing us closer. He is drawing us to that intimate spot where we forget all the distractions and just focus on Him. A place where we can hear His heart beat and feel His warmth. A place not only of refuge and strength, but even deeper. A place of pure love—where ultimately we feel His joy. A place that David, a man after His heart, and Mary on her knees, anointing His feet with precious perfume, frequented.

Jesus beckons us in Psalm 27:

  • “… dwell in My house all the days of your life, gaze upon My beauty and inquire of Me in My temple.” (vs 4) Gazing and inquiring. Ask anything. Admittedly, sometimes I forget to ask because He is so captivating!
  • “Seek My face.” My heart says to You, “Your face, Jesus, do I seek.” (vs 8) Look deep into His eyes with a heart that seeks the depths.
  • “I will teach you My ways and lead you.” (vs 11) And with encouragement!
  • “…look upon My goodness in the land of the living!” (vs 13) Just as the Lord made His goodness pass before Moses (Ex 33), He will cause us His goodness to pass before us, too.
  • “Wait for Me; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for Me!” (vs 14) His promise is that in the waiting, we will not be disappointed. Though it may seem long, He will not be slow.

I love to sit and soak and simply enjoy Jesus. We walk. Sometimes we talk and sometimes we don’t. This morning I rode on the handle-bars of his bike. (Images of the Sun Dance Kid come to mind. Hard to believe, but Jesus is even more handsome!)

And sometimes we dance. Twirl or close-up. I love to let Him lead.

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love…that your joy may be full.” John 15:9, 11

Question: When do you feel closest to Jesus? Please comment, and please pass this blog along.

• • •  Please join us for an Afternoon Adventure. In Art. And Writing. At NewDay Church in New Prague (MN). April 22, 2012 from  1-4 pm. Click here for more information and to register!

The winner of the (almost) bi-monthly give-away is frequent commenter Cindy! She will receive a set of note cards with beautiful (no bias, of course) artwork on them. At the end of May, the next winner will receive a necklace, with art, of course!* Watch for the special edition necklaces that will be available at the “All In” conference.

Only believe.

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*Winner is based on number of comments posted during each give-away time frame. Each winner may only win once a year. Prizes can be shipped internationally for a fee.

    • Cindy
    • April 4th, 2012

    Thanks in advance for the prize, Sue. I did not expect it, but I will treasure it!

    This blog makes me think of all the times when Jesus has whisked me away across the dance floor. Sometimes I have flown with Him, reveling in His loving embrace, others not taking the time to enjoy the dance. Life getting too busy… tasks seeming too important.

    May we all long for the dance with Him this day, and appreciate His kind offer to dance a dance of love with us!

    • Tana Koch
    • April 5th, 2012

    What beautiful words. I am encouraged today

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