|“But those who Hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”
- Isaiah 40:31
HOPE AND HUMOR
Dancing With God
When I meditated on the word Guidance, I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word and I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing.
When two people try to lead, nothing feels right. The movement doesn't flow with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky. When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead, both bodies begin to flow with the music. One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back or by pressing lightly in one direction or another. It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully. The dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness from one person and gentle guidance and skill from the other.
My eyes drew back to the word Guidance. When I saw "G": I thought of God, followed by "u" and "i".
"God, "u" and "I" dance." God, you and I dance.
As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust that I would get guidance about my life and once again, I became willing to let God lead.
My prayer for you today is that God's blessings and mercies are upon you on this day and everyday.
May you abide in God, as God abides in you. Dance together with God, trusting God to lead and to guide you through each season of your life. This prayer is powerful and there is nothing attached. If God has done anything for you in your life, please share this message with someone else.
There is no cost but a lot of rewards; so let's continue to pray for one another.
And I Hope You Dance !
Give More, Live longer
Lending a helping hand can do more than make you feel good. Social support, such as getting involved in your support group or community, has been shown to be a key factor in healthy aging. In one study, those who gave emotional or social support to family, friends, support group or community members significantly increased their lifespan. Giving may even be better than receiving. The Journals of Gerontology found that older churchgoers who provided emotional and social support to fellow church members lived longer than those who received it.
Experts aren’t sure why providing support increases longevity. Some believe it produces health-producing positive feelings. Others think it reduces focus on harmful personal stress.
Help yourself by helping others. Take time to listen to friends and family members. Seek out volunteer opportunities.
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ….John Wooden
John Brandick told London’s Daily Telegraph in May that he will seek compensation from Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, England, because he is still alive. He was diagnosed in 2006 with pancreatic cancer, with about a year to live, so he quit his job, stopped paying his bills, and used his life savings to enjoy his last days. However, he recently was told he merely had nonfatal pancreatitis, and now he’s broke.
What a way to look at life... this is GREAT... It is ALL about attitude!! :)
"YEA!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix my hair today!"