Spirit led dance
1 Thessalonians 4:1-3 (MSG) “One final word, friends. We ask you—urge is more like it—that you keep on doing what we told you to do to please God, not in a dogged religious plod, but in a living, spirited dance. You know the guidelines we laid out for you from the Master Jesus. God wants you to live a pure life.”
Paul is urging us as he was the Thessalonian church, to follow after the things of the Spirit and not get caught up in habitual religious ways.
To pursue things that are pleasing to God and avoid repetition that is not producing fruit.
We need to be full of life and moving with God as in a dance, hearing His every heart beat. So intimate in fact that we know His next move, working with Him to create a unified masterpiece.
Religion will try and steal from us our smoothness of movement and closeness with God. It will prompt us to act out of convenience or formulas, thereby distracting us from the better path God has for us.
PICTURE YOURSELF DANCING WITH JESUS.
You need to be in close to Him as He spontaneously leads you in different directions. If you’re not close you will stumble and fall or go the wrong way.
Make a decision to move in close and draw near to Jesus because He is longing to create a living, spirited dance with YOU.