November 28, 2016

Making The Right Moves

By: Elaine Creasman [Largo, FL]

There is . . . a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance.
Ecclesiastes 3:1a, 4 (NIV)

Lord, let every move
my body makes please you.
I’m thinking of hugs, tender
touches, and holding the hand
of a friend who’s hurting.

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Dancing before you
and kneeling to pray,
when I’m immersed
in worship do I please you?
Moves that involve cleaning,
doing work, including home-
work, are good too.
Deliver me from moves
involving violence or
rejection like a slap
or a shove or an intrusion
into other people’s space.
Give me holy body moves
that draw me closer to others
and to you.


JOURNAL: Make a list of emotions and the body movements that express them. Let the list guide your prayers as you seek to cultivate “holy body moves.”


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Reflect

What kind of movement inspires you to do your best? When has movement brought you closer to God? to other people?

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