Dear Future Husband,
I hope you dance.
Of course I want you to dance with me, twirling me around, dipping me every other 8-count. I want us to sing in the car to old T-Pain songs, rap all the words to Ignition, and go to every wedding and own the dance floor.
But I want you to dance with the One who hung the stars more than you dance with me.
Back in the day, when I took ballroom dance classes through cotillion (thanks mom..), I learned that when you dance with a partner you follow the leader’s steps. The leader makes every move and the one dancing with him is only worried about going where the leader goes. The leader goes to the left, the partner is right in front of him following closely, gliding to the left as well. The leader goes behind, and the partner locks eyes with the later gracefully falling suit.
I want you to dance with the Lord. I want you to dance with The King of Kings. I want you to follow His lead. I want you to go where the Lord goes, and every move He makes you follow after Him. You should glide gracefully to where He wants you to go.
I don’t want you to follow me. I will stumble. I will trip. I will forget the next step. But the Lord will not ever make a mistake. The Lord will joyfully take your hand and glide through the motions with peace and gentleness.
I want you to lock eyes with Christ and Christ only. I don’t want you to notice the world around you. I want you to focus on dancing with the Lord, following Him, and be able to tune out the distractions that we are surrounded by daily. They will try to make you lose beat when you dance with Jesus. The devil will try to cut in on your dance with the Lord. But focus on Christ and you won’t even notice the distractions around you.
I want you to have fun on your journey with Christ. We always call our relationship with Jesus a “walk with Christ”– I do that all the time. But the other day I got to thinking, I do not want to walk with Christ. I do not want my husband to walk with Christ. Why walk when you can dance? I pray you joyfully go where called, and consider your relationship with Christ a personal adventure filled with grace, gentleness and vulnerability.
I pray you follow Jesus’s lead, step after step. I pray you find joy in the beauty of the everyday adventure. I pray I can dance with the Lord as well, in this journey we call life.
See what makes a guy most attractive is when he dances with the Lord. I pray you have the ability to listen to the Lord and go where He leads you. It is not easy in this world to follow the Lord’s lead. The world tells us to chase money, a 401k, physical attraction and success. But the Lord looks at us and says “dance with me, I am eternal not this world”. I pray you can be an example to me about what it means to follow the Lord. I pray when I forget to dance with the Lord, you take my hand and push me to the Lord like a wingman at the 6th grade dance. I pray I can do the same for you. I pray you are attracted to me because you notice me dancing with the Lord. You do not ask to cut in on me dancing with the Lord–instead, you dance with the Lord right beside me.
John 8:12 “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
photo creds: Eye Candy Photography, and Lexi Taylor