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When Jesus Said Follow me, He Was Asking You to Dance

When Jesus Said Follow Me post at Holy in the Daily by Susan Gaddis

When Jesus said, “Follow me,” he was asking me to dance.


Following Jesus is a lot like dancing. In fact “guidance” contains the word “dance.”

When I let Jesus lead me, I find the flow of forward movement graceful, or grace filled.

When I try to lead, everything becomes jerky and his toes get stepped on. A lot.

My bad.

I appreciate the gentle cues my Dance Partner gives—a light press in one direction or a whisper in my ear. Isaiah 30:21 says it this way:

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”


I wonder what those around me observe? Do they see my life as one of jerky movements or do they see a graceful woman dancing with Jesus?

I’m sure they’ve seen both. But I hope the older I get the better dance partner I become.

My goal—to have others learn how to dance gracefully with the Lord of the Dance by watching me dance with Jesus.

Share your dance tips: How are your dance lessons going? Share your tips in the comment section below.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Brooks Thoman

    I love to dance, but alas, I am limited in my dancing skills. Lucky for me, my husband is a great dancer. When he holds me secure in his arms, leading by a press of his hand on my back, framing my body in strong embrace, I glide as graceful as a ballerina, waltzing this direction and that. If I dare to think I can dance alone, I stumble and falter quickly and the dance is over. Running to his arms again, gazing in his eyes, resting in his arms, I am lifted to heights of love and places unknown. Such is the King’s Dance…when I run to Him, allow Him to love and lead.

    1. Susan

      Beautifully said, Brooks. I could feel the dance in your words. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Lilly

    I knew there was a trick. I’m a lousy dancer.

    1. Susan

      Glad I’m not the only one, Lilly. 🙂

  3. Will

    But He has to lead!

  4. Susan

    Yes, he does, Will. Yes he does. 🙂

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