The Silly Dance

I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. Ephesians 3:16-18

I just rest in these words and I rejoice how wide and how long and how high and how deep God’s love is for me. My spirit feels light and free. My heart skips a beat as I breathlessly embrace these words. God loves me so much that I can just be…me.

I am defined by this love and so are you. Our completed ToDo lists, our inked up calendars, our fashionable wardrobes (or not), our children’s behavior, our work evaluations, our measurements don’t determine our worthiness. God does.

And God says that we are His daughters, His princesses, His mighty warriors, His bride. God says we were made on purpose for a purpose. God says we are worth loving, worth catching every tear, worth dying for.

As a kid I used to do this silly dance when I was super excited. Life has a way of beating that silliness out of us. But the Bible says that God dances over us because He is so delighted with us. For most of my life I haven’t accepted this because I’ve only seen myself as unworthy. And I’m unable to see myself as God does…beautiful, pure, forgiven.

But today I’m choosing to believe that God’s love is so wide and long and high and deep that He dances with delight at the thought of me. Today I’m choosing to believe that I am a mighty warrior because I have the power of Christ within me. Today I’m choosing to define myself through God.

And today I’m going to start doing that silly dance again because after all I wouldn’t want God to dance alone.