Dance: With Joy from your Heart

I’ve heard it said that life is a dance. As I think about it, I believe it’s a good metaphor. Dances can be fast or slow just as times in our lives can be busy or restful.


If we think of life as a dance, we can think of music as all that surrounds us.


It is the circumstance in which we find ourselves or the beauty of a flower or colorful rainbow or sun shining through the trees. The music we hear (or see) can make us want to jump for joy or sit down and cry.


Dance of sun rays through trees
Picture take at South Carolina Botanical Gardens in Clemson, SC.


When God Asks us to Dance


In the song, She Asked Me to Dance, Ken Medema talks about being asked to dance and giving all the excuses as to why it wouldn’t work. Then, using the dancing metaphor, he moves right into a beautiful picture of how God comes to us and gently leads.


Psalm 87:7 The Voice (VOICE)

Those who sing and those who dance will say together,

   “All my fountains of joy are in You.”


Our spirits bubble up inside when we hear and experience the hope God sends in our lives. Our emotions react to the beauty or pain around us and deep within us. Even in the pain we can see glimmers of hope when we trust in God.


For instance, the music along with the words of the songs we sang this past Sunday at church touched me deeply. It brought tears to my eyes as I thought of the meaning of the words played out in my relationship to God and others.


Dance with Joy from your Heart


Mostly, though, when I think of dancing, I think of happiness and joy. God has given me many reasons to be joyful through the years. Despite setbacks and roadblocks, I still have joy knowing that He is always with me and cares for me.


May I never stop wanting to live my life as a beautiful dance!


In the song The Poem of Your Life by Michael Card, he also talks about the dance of our days. The words and music are great and will make you want to get up and move! This video includes several talented musicians.



What about you? Do you think of life as a dance? I’d love to hear your thoughts!


Dance is the prompt word for Day 12 of #write28days. 


You can find the rest of my series HERE.


I’m linking up with: #TeaAndWord, #TrekkingThru



10 thoughts on “Dance: With Joy from your Heart

  1. I have never learned to slow dance or truly any particular kind of dance. Yet, at concerts, I will dance my heart out in my own way. I love to sing and dance to worship music. As for life being a dance, we can dance joyfully in the presence of God. 🙂

    1. Oh, Melissa, you have totally captured my intentions for this post! 🙂 To tell you the truth I don’t know how to dance properly, either, even though my husband and I had friends give us lessons one time. But I can dance in my heart all I want. And I would like to learn to dance better. 🙂 Blessings to you!

  2. I always loved Ginger Rogers, perhaps there is a throne room and a ballroom. Joining you at #Write28Days, and I love that verse.

  3. Oh yes, I echo what Melissa and Rebecca both said! Dancing in my heart now with Jesus, and waiting for that day in Heaven when my “two left feet” won’t be clumsy or weak any longer. What a joy! Thank you so much for these beautiful words today, Gayl. Blessings, love, and hugs to you!

    1. Dear Bettie, I’m so glad we can dance in our hearts and look forward to the day when we will have perfect bodies that will dance beautifully. Thanks so much for your encouragement. Blessings, love and hugs to you! xoxo

  4. I’ve never really thought of my life as a dance, so now I’ve got something to think about! This is what I love about blogging. We all offer different viewpoints and learn from each other.

    1. Happy to give you something new to think about . 🙂 Yes, through blogging I have met so many wonderful people and have learned a lot from the varying viewpoints. It’s a beautiful picture of the diversity of life. Blessings to you!

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