Recently, I was looking for some wall art. Something inspirational to start my day out right. So I was browsing on the internet to get a general idea what’s available these days. I stumbled upon some word quote stickers and decided to see if anything resonated with me. One of them declared: ‘Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain’. It is a beautiful sentiment, don’t you think? Full of positive thinking, aiming readers to seize the day wherever they are. Of course, I agree. Who wouldn’t, right? But I know something better than positive thinking.
What could it be? Isn’t learning to dance through life a wonderful thing? Yes, it is. I do like dancing in the rain. But I prefer dancing in grace. Because when we dance in grace, we are transformed. When we dance in grace, we are one with Jesus. And that, my friend, is the best the life can offer in any circumstances. Because when we abide in Christ, we are one with love and peace. When we lose ourselves in Jesus, we find joy everlasting.
You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. (Romans 8:9, NIV, emphasis added)
So I would rewrite the quote this way ‘Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in grace’. When we dance with Jesus, we can face anything without losing our peace. When we learn to dance in grace day in, day out, our days are filled with meaning and purpose.
Dancing in grace is living worshipfully. It’s acknowledging the gift of grace and rejoicing in it, it’s reveling in God’s love and sharing it with others. Dancing in grace is so much better than positive thinking. It’s a foretaste of heaven, it’s life like God intended it for his children. Because of Jesus, it’s all yours for the asking.
You’re so good to us,
you give grace upon grace,
life upon life.
We are invited to come to live with you,
to dance in grace in your presence.
Thank you for wanting us the very best.
Teach us to dance in grace most beautifully.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Do you dance in grace? What does it mean to you?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you learn to dance in grace!