I went to a teachers conference this week and in each and every workshop I found myself in the word guidance was the guiding word. I was getting a bit tired of hearing the word...especially by Sunday morning when the workshops went from 1.5 hours to 2 hours....but....as I was sitting in the silence, waiting for my traveling mate to finish her workshops so we could leave I found a table in front of a window where the warm sun flooded into the windows. There, left on the table by it's former inhabitant was a piece of paper and being the curious individual that I am....I turned it over to see what was printed on the other side. This is what I found and I just knew it would become my post topic for today. The paper said, Author Unknown....but I know if I had written this profound piece of prose I would claim it for sure. "When I meditated on the word Guidance, I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word. 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. (hum.....this is me with God at times....you know those moments when you forget it is God's will....not your will.) 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 sweety Frank is an awesome ballroom dancer....it is too bad he is married to the Queen of Klutz. I took dancing lessons with him once and with his guidance...I actually for a few moments....danced....and it was heavenly.) 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. Once again, I became willing to let God lead. My prayer for you today is that God’s blessings and mercies be 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." All I can say to this is: "You changed my mourning into dancing…" Ps 30:12 - PTL! Happy Monday!
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.