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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Bestie (05/22/14)

TITLE: Tap, Tap, Dance
By Buife Nomeh
05/25/14


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I don't know this song. I don't know its lyrics. I don't know the tempo. But, here I am waltzing, swinging and swaying. My movements and all, rhyming to the beat. Every shuffle of the feet, every leap and twirl, every lifting of the hands perfectly interpreting the words that now resonate clearly in my ears. I close my eyes. I flex my facial muscles in a smile. A smile from a heart that knows love.

I am dancing, but not alone. I can feel Him lift my hands, swing me around and lift me up as I leap. He is so close to me. His lead so fierce, majestic and beautifully swift. My soul is overjoyed. I don't want to stop. Music, please do not end. I must enjoy this dance for eternity.

♩ ♪ ♬ ♭.......

Oh no, you didn't. Why did you have to stop now? I wanted to dance with Him forever. Hey wait, I still have the remote control.

Replay.

The joy I know when I dance with my Friend is overwhelming. It comes from knowing that He is interested in the little dance I do in our living room. He is so interested that He goes on to guide my steps so that I can give Him my best. He loves that He can join me in dance and I love that He cares enough to step down from His Throne and have a dance with me.

'Throne, you say?' Yes, my Friend is the King of all kings. But, He doesn't mind at all to step out on the dance floor with me. Isn't He just awesome?!

And just as in dance, my Friend is also interested in every area of my life. He just wants to be involved. He loves to be there with me and for me anytime, anyday. He loves for me to tell Him anything and when I do, He is so attentive. He counsels me, comforts and reassures me, teaches me, instructs me, convicts me but NEVER EVER condemns me. It doesn't matter how 'piggy' I acted, He's always willing to forgive and forget and more, He washes me of all the dirt, re-clothes me in His righteousness and...yeeps...I am worthy to have another dance with Him.

My Friend knows everything about me and when everyone else become so tied up in their own schedules and hardly notice me, He is always there. Never too busy to care and watch over me. He has the answer to every question. No, He is not some genius, He is Wisdom Himself.

My Friend is faithful, that's why, I trust Him with my life. He always keeps to His promises. He is indeed awesome.

Don't tell; I have three brothers and two sisters but, none of them knows and loves me like He does. Not even my mother. That's the reason I place Him before everyone else.

Did I say not to tell? Please, go ahead, help me spread the word. I have the Best Friend ever. His name is Jesus. And guess what? He can be your Friend too if you let Him.

Replay.


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Camille (C D) Swanson 05/29/14
Loved it! Well done. And yes...Best Friend indeed!

God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/29/14
There have been a lot of stories this week about Jesus being our best friend. While it's true we couldn't hope for a better friend, it's important to tackle the topic in an out of the box way. I think you did that with the dance scene. You have a subtle sense of humor that I really enjoyed.

I noticed some spots where you could tighten the sentences up some to match the tempo of your story. For example your first line could be like this:I don't know this song, the lyrics, or the tempo.

You definitely nailed the topic while still delivering an important message. You left me with a warm fuzzy feeling. Nice job.
Larry Whittington05/31/14
I like what you say here: "He counsels me, comforts and reassures me, teaches me, instructs me, convicts me but NEVER EVER condemns me. It doesn't matter how 'piggy' I acted, He's always willing to forgive and forget and more, He washes me of all the dirt, re-clothes me in His righteousness".

He teaches us, the Holy Spirit convicts us but it is our heart that condemns us. This is what forces us to turn again to him in repentance and ask for forgiveness of our sin unless we have turned our back on him completely.

I am thankful that we have been given the Holy Spirit in our lives when we were baptized to help us follow the teachings of Jesus.

Also, you have a very vivid way of showing you life with Jesus. Thanks for sharing.
Camille (C D) Swanson 06/05/14
congrats!

God bless~
Buife Nomeh 06/07/14
Thank you everyone. I really appreciate all your reviews, comments and critiques; they have been insightful.

God bless you.