Spiritual Swing Dancing.

July 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )


Every year on Memorial Day weekend in Seattle there is a major swing dancing event called Camp Jitterbug. You thought the dancers in your life were crazy already? Get them all together in one place and they get even worse.

Last year, I had the privilege of attending this event. There are workshops all day and dances all night; enough to thoroughly exhaust a person by Monday. One thing I noticed in all of this bustle was that new moves were always so much easier during the class than they were on the dance floor.

How can this be? Since the moves are newest during the class, it should be the opposite. Then I realized, during the class, everyone’s heads are turned toward the teachers. Very few are actually paying attention to the leads for the move.

You might be able to mirror the move while you are watching the teacher, but can you apply it or use the move when it really counts, during a dance?

Sometimes this happens in life, too. We look to teachers for answers in life, love, and happiness. But do we learn what we need to in those circumstances? Perhaps sometimes.

I wonder what potential would be unleashed if we payed more attention to the True Lead instead of just copying the teachers around us.

John 10:27 says, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” Then (Jn 16:12-13): “I have much more to say to you, more than you can bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.”

Follow the lead; and just learn from the teacher.

What do you do to make sure you are following the Lead?


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