So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves . . . Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

Galatians 5:16, 25

Early Sunday morning, as the night turned into day, the phrase “walk it out” came into my mind. I thought about walking out commitments I make to others, I thought about walking out my faith, I thought about keeping in step with the Spirit.

As a young girl, I always wanted to be one of the back up dancers you see in dance and music productions. Right now there is a TV show entitled “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” They use a lot of choreography and back up dancers. I want to do that. The time and precision required still draws me.

A long time ago, our high school had a drill team. Drill team was a group of females who performed sychronized routines set to music during the half-time of sporting events. I wanted to be on drill team. But they wore short skirts, like cheer leaders, and my parents didn’t allow me to try out. That didn’t keep me from practicing at home. One evening, while melting butter for popcorn, I practiced my 8-count movements with all the enthusiasm and precision I could muster. As I brought my arm down on the 4-count, I hit the handle of the pan and my melted butter flew off the stove and landed on the carpet. (This was a time when carpet in the kitchen was a thing.) It was a mess. The butter made a greasy spot that turned very dirty after awhile. I was glad when the carpet was replaced.

I may not be a backup dancer for a famous singer and I wasn’t ever on drill team, but there is still good news for me! I am invited to get in step with the Holy Spirit. He moves with quickness, precision and form even more fantastic than what drill team or dance choreography can boast. I don’t have to try out and I don’t have to wear costumes I might find offensive or uncomfortable. He is interested in anyone who is willing to let him lead.

Get out your dance shoes and join me this week as we explore what it means to follow the Holy Spirit and keep in step with Him.

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