I was blessed this week when I stumbled upon a book at my local library called “The Divine Embrace”, by Ken Gire. It’s a beautiful book of how God wants to lead us through the dance of life. It made me cry at every turn, and I highly recommend it for anyone wanting a closer, intimate, relationship with Jesus.(who wouldn’t want that?). I could carry on about it, but I wouldn’t know where to start; I will just hope that you trust me and go read it for yourself. I also found myself listening to my Vertical Horizon Album again this morning on my ipod; (of course after some great David Crowder and Paul Coleman music to set the mood for the day). I remember listening to the song “All Of You”. I raced over to YouTube to see if I could find the video, but only saw a badly filmed concert goer trying to relive an evening on film. As I listened to the Words, it all started coming together, again. Yes, God wants us to dance with Him, to surrender and let Him lead in the dance of life, and as we do that more and more we get better at it, and we start dancing together. I just thought of an email response that I wanted to share here. Not long ago, about a month, I had experienced the Love of God pour down on me like never before. It was an amazing time which brought many emotions (Just read some of my blogs from about a month or so ago and you will see); anyhow, I remember emailing my Pastor a few times b/c I was going through this amazing experience and didn’t know how to handle it. This was one of the responses dated Oct 8, 2008
I love your passion for God; it just drips (or pours) out of every sentence you write. You are tasting some of what God intends for us: to live in His passionate embrace in total surrender, to enter into this dance with him where he is our magnificent obsession, and to love others with this love that overflows out of our surrendered heart.
Grace and peace to you,
I must admit, after reading that I though, O.K., that is nice, but does He really get what I am saying? Yes, He understood quite a bit more than me at the time. He was and had probably been dancing for quite some time now, and probably pretty darn good at it. I on the other hand had just grabbed on to Jesus’s hand, in a beautiful surrending kind of way. I am now starting to understand this dance with God, I am starting to feel my feet lift off from the floor as He continues to sweep me away in His Divine Embrace. Wow, this is so beautiful to write now, and be able to share with others. Going back to the Vertical Horizon song “All of you” this is where He is leading my heart; to want All of Him. It is so wonderful to see how all this time, these beautiful pieces of His love are now starting to come together. Oh God thank you for giving me “eyes to see”. The eyes of my heart have been opened and are taken away by His gaze. I pray that others will experience this and long to dance with Jesus who is tapping us on the shoulder and leading us onto the dance floor of life. Many Blessing.