Jan 4, 2010

My True Love Gave to Me...Day 9

Saturday before last, I started  the 12 Days of Christmas post series based on a book called The Real 12 Days of Christmas by Helen Haidle. You can read the introduction about it and the first 8 days here.


 "On the ninth day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me...nine ladies dancing..."

"...praise Him with tambourine and dancing, praise Him with the strings and flute..." Psalm 150:4

"You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness..." Psalm 30:11

Dancing is a natural response to joy! The nine ladies dancing aren't grieving while they dance; they aren't bitter or angry in their merriment...they're full of delight and cheer!

As a Christian, what is our source of joy? Our source is Christ Himself, but how is it manifested in our life? How do we experience joy?

Here's a Scripture that can give us some insight:

"The godly bask in the light; the morally upright experience joy."Psalm 97:11

{This is all leading up to the representation of the nine dancing ladies...I promise.}

So if the joy we have to dance comes from walking in the light, what can the Father give to us that we can use to keep us walking in the light, and thereby filling us with joy?

"So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature."        Galatians 5:16

A little further down...and what would be supernaturally produced from that?

"But the fruit [the produce] of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." Galatians 5:22-23

D'ja count how many of those fruits are mentioned? Nine.

Even though this fruit is produced in us, it still is not of us; it is of God. It is a gift from God produced in our lives when we walk in the Spirit.

Walking in the Spirit makes me wanna dance.

1 comment:

Edie said...

Amen to that. I would be one of the "ladies dancing" because I love to dance before the Lord with all my might. :)