Featured Bible Study for August…When Wallflowers Dance

(A Message based on Angela Thomas’ book, When Wallflowers Dance: Becoming a Woman of Righteous Confidence)

When you decided to follow the LORD onto the dance floor of life, you willingly chose to take His extended hand. You chose to bow to Him and commit to His leading. You chose to get lost (and found)  in His enchanting grace. And you chose to waltz to the music of His perfect rhythm.

Though you may have experienced some stumbling from time to time as you sought a comfortable partnership with Him or demonstrated a few near falls after a temporary loss of balance, you never gave up on Him or yourself. Of course, God, ever the perfect guide, was always and will always be divinely positioned to catch you every time. He will always be present and attentive, ready to right you and make your steps steady and sure.

In her book, When Wallflowers Dance:Becoming a Woman of Righteous Confidence, Angela Thomas offers encouraging words to those “wallflowers” who consider giving up before they dance the dance of their lives.

Quotes from Angela:

– “…in order to dance, the un-woman has to stop and survey where she is and who she’s become.”

– “The woman living inside God’s divine strategy is made strong by her complete dependence on Him.”

– “When we are first learning to dance, it’s always better to have someone to take you by the hand and whisper softly in your ear, ‘No worries; just watch me, follow my lead. I am going to teach you exactly what to do.'”

– “Getting your life back and beginning to dance will probably require more time than you had hoped.”

– “The wallflower stands along the edge of her life believing the lies she’s heard in her head all her life. She focuses on every flaw and limitation. She sees only why she can’t.”

– “God says, I’m so in love with you. I made you for dancing. You can do anything inside the strength of My love. You are worthy. You are capable. You are beautiful.

– “Wallflowers are not only invited to dance in the arms of God; they are given every ability necessary by the fullness of the Holy Spirit.”

A Question 4U:

Are you two-stepping to the left (going your own way) or waltzing to the right (moving gracefully in the Spirit)?

Learn more about Angela Thomas and her other books and bible study resources by clicking on her name in The Phone Tree Blogroll.

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