Learning the Dance Steps

As I get older, I realize that I have more and more to learn.  Yes.  I do.  I want to soak in as much as I can.  I’ve known the Father as my Lord and God and I’ve known Jesus.  But I haven’t known much about the Holy Spirit.

This is what I’ve been learning lately.  There is a “Dance of Cooperation” with the Holy Spirit, the comforter that Jesus left us when he left this earth to return to heaven.  He promised that we would have a counselor!

John 14:26-27, says, “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

I don’t know about you, but I sure am in need of a counselor.  Wow, a comforter by my side at all times!?  Anytime of the day or night- no charge.  The thing that is hard, is ‘listening’ to this counselor.

The dance involves me actually wanting to participate.  Like when a man asks a woman to step out onto the dance floor.  Hesitant, but daring, I have been stepping out.

He takes my hand.  I step out.  I feel like I have three left feet.  I feel like my ears are stopped up.  I can’t seem to see clearly.  But I go.

The Holy Spirit is a gentleman.  He takes my hand, and moves me slowly in a gentle way.  He speaks softly and knows my name.  It does feel peaceful.

It’s a song which I don’t think I’ve heard before.  I am not sure of the tempo or the tune.  But He has my hand and He holds me.  I will be alright.  In fact, I think I’m really enjoying this new dance.

There are seven steps to the “Dance of Cooperation with the Holy Spirit”, which I will tell you about in the next blog posts.  This information comes in part from a book, titled, “Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit”, by Long, Stokes, and Strickler.

About Myrna Folkert

Myrna is an author who desires to use her gifts to glorify God. She's created this blog to tell stories of her childhood, musings about life, motherless daughters, grief and loss, faith in God, her family history, and facts about the Long QT syndrome. She also has a hearing condition called Tinnitus. Doing interviews with motherless daughters like herself are of great interest. Join in discussions by following this blog and commenting. She would love to hear your stories about life. Myrna is a Christ follower, wife, mother, sister, friend, aunt, and cousin. She was an elementary school teacher for 27 years; now works in her church, and a few other volunteer activities such as Hospice doing "Life Reviews" and Vigils. Myrna loves to read, write, listen to music, go to concerts, and take pictures. Her favorite pastime is boating with her husband near the beautiful shores of West Michigan.
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8 Responses to Learning the Dance Steps

  1. Marcia Hansen says:

    Hi Myrna,

    I was so happy to come across your post. I think you are a very talented Christian writer! I look forward to reading your posts. I’ll be praying for you as you share your faith and love of God with others through your words.



  2. Bethany says:

    Hi Myrna! I am so glad you have decided to start this up again! Looking forward to your upcoming posts and hearing more about the conference you attended and the things that are weighing on your heart.

    Bethany U.


    • myrnafolkert says:

      Bethany, you are a dear! I can see that you are gifted in so many ways in the Holy Spirit and God is going to use you and Jonathon for amazing works! Thank you for the encouragement I needed to finally ‘go for it’ and invite a lot more people into the dance with the Holy Spirit by these writings. He is so faithful! All the glory always goes to Him.


  3. Jonathon says:

    I think this is a beautiful description about how the Holy Spirit interacts with us! And you’re quite right, stepping out requires our participation… it requires that we actually take the steps! It’s great that you are willing to do so, and brave too! As I’ve learned through the years too, the song, tune, and rhythm may seem unfamiliar at first, but the more you dance and listen, the more you realize that it actually is so very familiar! Thank you for this post Myrna! I can’t wait to hear more!


    • myrnafolkert says:

      Jonathon, thank you for supporting me, and doing all you are doing in our church! It means so much to mean to get comments and help from you. All glory to God for taking this writing and spreading His word all over in such a short time!


  4. Maria F D'Eletto says:

    i totally love the dance with The Holy Spirit.you go sister,be fill with The Holy Spirit and write your heart out for Jesus,that many will hear His Name and drop to their knees to worship Him.love you sister.Maria f D’Eletto.


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