Living Fully Satisfied

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“…the real job of Christians, as far as the world is concerned, is simply to dance to the hidden music — and to try, by the joy of their dancing, to wake the world up to the party it’s already at, even though it thinks it doesn’t hear any music at all.”

Robert Capon

Dance. What an easy job, unless you have two left feet and no rhythm or you happen to be Elaine Benes! But really, you don’t have to rhythm, skills, or flexibility to do the type of dancing Mr. Capon is referring to. The only thing you have to have the ear to hear the music.

“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”


I think the main thing that we, as Christians, have is the ability to hear, see, feel, and experience things that those who have yet to awakened can not. I think that is part of the reason that Paul said, “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” He goes on to talk about being foolish, and what could be more foolish than dancing to music that no one else but you hears?

For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”  

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Elaine Benes Dancing


God tells us to glorify him. “Glorify” means “to make a big deal of.” When someone makes a big deal of you, it fills up your heart with joy.

But why does God need us to make a big deal of him? Why does he need us to get joy?

He doesn’t. In the beginning God the Father and Jesus, his Son, together with the Holy Spirit, were already there — a loving family, glorifying each other in this wonderful Dance of Joy.

No. God didn’t create us so he could get joy — he already had it.

He created us so he could share it.

He knows it’s the thing your heart most needs to be happy. When God says, “Glorify me!”, he’s really saying, “Be filled with Joy!”

He’s inviting us into his Forever Happiness.

His secret purpose framed from the very beginning is to bring us to our full glory” (1 Corinthians 2:7 NEB).

From “Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing” by Sally Lloyd-Jones

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