I have so enjoyed her new book Dancing With My Father. In it Sally shows how God leads us into a life of grace and joy when we surrender to him and allow him to take the lead in the dance of life. “When dancers attempt to turn in different directions, there is no beauty, no synchronizing of movement. But when they learn to read each other’s movements and move as one body, there is beauty, a grace and a skill of step that grants the joy of unity and elegance to the dance.”pg.81
Do you ever feel out of step with God? Like your expectations of marriage or parenting have disappointed you and the joy you once had as a new Christian is faltering? As a homeschooling mom of 4 (3 are now grown) and a missionary who faced many hardships – Sally openly shares her heartaches and struggles that all women face.
“Joy is not found in performing for people or in doing all the right things for God. Nor is joy in the absence of difficulties or problems. Joy is found in the presence of God in the midst of all circumstances, in delighting in the life he has given.”pg.39
Do you ever just feel like you will be happy when…when you are married, when you have a baby, when your babies are out of diapers, when your husband makes more money, when, when, when… Sally openly shares “Not realizing it, I had built values in my heart and a foundation for a kingdom that was pretty much dependent on this world and on people rather than on God…I was reaching for all the things I thought would bring me joy instead of reaching for the true source of joy – God himself. Psalm 16:11 says, “In Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever.”Pg.55
Sally gently beckons you as the reader to drop your burdens, place your hands in your heavenly father’s hands and allow Him to take the lead. It is so hard for women to put our burdens down and let God carry them for us. We want to do and fix everything to make this world just right. But God never intended for us to do a solo dance. He stands waiting each day in the morning for us to come to him in his word and prayer so that he can take the lead. Will you join the dance? One day we will see our heavenly father face to face – and trust me you WILL dance for joy!
If you are struggling in your walk with God and in finding joy on this fallen earth, I believe Sally’s book will be a huge inspiration and encouragement to you.
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