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I was speaking with a man recently who had been in a near fatal car accident and he said that God didn’t seem to care about His injuries. I asked him if he blamed God and He said something to the effect of "Yes, GOD IS TO BLAME. Why didn’t He intervene when I had that car accident, or when my friend died of cancer? How could He let something like that happen?"


It’s kind of like this - "JESUS, I PLAYED MY OWN MUSIC. WHY DIDN’T YOU DANCE TO MY TUNE."


Some time ago I spoke to a man who intended to divorce his wife and marry another woman he had been seeing. When I pointed out what the Bible says about marriage and divorce he said, "I know what the Bible says but God wouldn’t want me to be unhappy!" What he’s saying is "Jesus, LET ME PLAY THE MUSIC and You dance to it." When Jesus doesn’t dance to the tune, we get ANGRY. "Why didn’t you save my relationship? Why did you let my friend die? Why do I have to pay the CONSEQUENCES of my own actions and my own sin?"


THERE’S SOMETHING WAY OUT OF TUNE WITH TELLING THE CREATOR WHAT TO DO WITH HIS WORLD. Maybe I need to dance to His tune instead.


There’s a hymn that we used to sing that I never really liked. I always thought it was a bit strange, but in this context it makes sense. It is a hymn where Jesus says "I am the LORD OF THE DANCE"... "I’ll lead YOU all in the dance..." and that was long before MICHAEL FLATLEY touched the floor with his Irish music and dance production.


Jeremiah 4:22 (NLT) gets right to the point and says "My people are foolish and DO NOT KNOW ME," says the Lord. "They are stupid children who have no understanding. They are clever enough at doing wrong, but they have no idea how to do right!"


I guess that’s why 1 Corinthians 13:11 (NLT) encourages me to grow up. "When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I PUT AWAY CHILDISH THINGS."


WORSHIP on Sunday was awesome at Hillsong Church. Tears were running down my face as we sang and danced together. Jesus simply says, "I am the LORD OF THE DANCE. Trust Me to know how to play the music of eternity in your life. DANCE TO MY TUNE."

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