“Dance like nobody’s watching.”
That sounds good in theory, but if you actually saw how I dance when nobody’s watching, you’d retract that statement. Trust me–it’s disturbing.
My kids have walked in on it a few times and they’d be the first to confirm that I don’t have a sense of rhythm. Have you ever seen a dancing inflatable man? That’s me.
But I dance. I know that I’ll never master the moonwalk or break dance without breaking my neck, but the One Who is watching takes pleasure in me when I live to glorify Him.
So I grab a girl and dip her like she’s Ginger and I’m Fred Estaire. I take hold of a hand and dance with a boy who is laughing so hard he can’t talk, and before we know it our kitchen’s a dance floor and the sunshine is our spotlight. Together we dance like Somebody’s watching.
We talk, we eat, we sleep, we work, we laugh, we live, and we dance like somebody’s watching. And He is. With eyes of compassion upon us and grace that runs deep, our God takes pleasure in the little things that we do as well as the big.
It’s truly a mind-boggling thought to know that God is intimately connected with each and every one of us. There isn’t one smile He doesn’t see or one tear that goes unnoticed by Him. He cares that deeply for us.
And those days when you’re dancing alone in the kitchen? You can be sure He’s smiling with you. You are never forgotten, you are never alone.
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Be keenly aware of His presence this week. In whatever you do, live in a way that is pleasing to Him.
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. – Luke 12:6-7, KJV
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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