I was raised a Baptist. Years ago, the church taught that dancing was wrong. However, the Bible says, “…there is a time to dance…” and “…King David danced in the
streets…” (only to be chastised by one of his on-looking wives). If God says that there is a time to dance, then, there is! Incidentally, I’ve found many Baptists to be the best dancers on the floor—because they weren’t supposed to dance. Sinful nature? Not always…
I think that there is divine dancing and dirty dancing. Do you remember the Forbidden Dance, the Lambada? You wanted to tell the couple to “get a room!” This could fall into the category of being lascivious or, causing others to sin because of your actions. Let’s face it, the Lambada is a very sexy, sensuous dance that leaves little to the imagination.
But what about divine dancing? What is it? It’s a lesson on relationships for all of us; men and women alike. MEN, if you want to start off a relationship on your best foot, take dance lessons (probably not the Lambada). Stay with it until you’re really good, not just OK. Learn how to hold a woman appropriately. Learn how to spin her around without breaking her wrists and see if a smile doesn’t pop out on her face. I happens every time when you’re a graceful male lead!
The relational lesson learned by divine dancing is the instruction itself. You don’t walk off the practice floor every time your partner steps on your toes. You learn from your mistakes until you get it down. It’s a commitment. It doesn’t even matter if you are dancing with the person you are interested in, you are there to learn to dance. When you get there and go out dancing, sooner or later you’ll dance with a partner that just ebbs and flows with you. Two become one. Dancing becomes effortless and it’s a great way to begin a relationship. If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do things you’ve never done. Amos 3:3, “Can two walk together unless they be agreed?”