Do you ever just need to dance?
Stand up and cheer but didn’t because it would be seen as unseemly or silly?
Express your joy and pleasure with life?
My Sweet Pea danced on the streets with her new friend, the mom of my son’s girlfriend. Kathy. They both just danced. I watching with a full heart. The freedom to dance.
May she never lose it. Today I read a Proverbs 31 post here. It was parenting advice for mothers of girls. I include the boys too. http://www.proverbs31.org/devotions/. It was advice for mothers of girls. I include the boys too. There was an excellent question posed for us to ask
“Who do you want to be? “
Sometimes I would say, “Is that who you want to be like?” That is a yes no question with an implied anticipated answer. It is a conversation killer.
We talked about faith, theirs and mine, about the character of a godly man and woman. I am still talking about that today with my girls. We learned about the fruit of the Spirit. It was inferred they would be godly but we never talked about it in terms of who they could be. It is the assumption often made, too often made when we read and study and discuss scripture. The application at a place where we really live.
I wonder if this might be a missing puzzle piece in the growing up and in the growing up in Him.
In fact I think this question is so clarifying I am asking it of myself and will be asking it of my children young and old.
A good place to place to start is with the fruit of the Spirit.
I thinking dancing should start before we get to heaven….just a thought. I don’t want to be the older son who could have been dancing all that time and didn’t. It is not who I want to be be…a cranky, work only nondancing woman. I want to be one who celebrates with joy.
“Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. Luke 15:25