Update October 1 “Grace… a reason to dance”

Ever hear one of those toe-tapping songs that just make you smile. That is what happened today as I listened to the Mercy Me song “Grace Got You”. Here is the second verse:

So when you’re standing in the rain again

You might as well be dancing

Why? ‘Cause there ain’t no storm that can change how this ends

So next time when you feel blue Don’t let that smile leave you

Why? ‘Cause you have every reason just to

Sing, so the back row hears you

Glide, ’cause walking just won’t do

Dance, you don’t have to know how to Ever since,

ever since grace got you

Laugh, ’til your whole side’s hurting

Smile like you just got away with something

Why? ‘Cause you just got away with something

Ever since, ever since grace got you

Ever since, ever since grace got you

Grace got you(1)

Those who know me knows that I do not have the necessary skills to dance. But if there were a song that I could dance to it would be this one, it just kind of makes you let go and praise the Lord for everything going on in your life.

Over the past year there have been many reasons to feel defeated, but I hang on to the promise that God has extended His amazing grace over my life and no matter what happens to me or any believer, God has covered us with the free gift of eternal life. That alone is reason to dance.

Ephesians 2:8  For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God (2)

Ecclesiastes 3:4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; (3)

I continue to feel better. I am still struggling to eat meat and breads. But each day gets a little easier. I am having a few issues with my feeding tube. I go see a Dr. today.

I want to thank everyone for the encouraging words from my last blog. I had no idea how many people were reading my blog. You made me realize a few things and for that I am grateful.

God has purpose in everything that happens to us in our lives. Stand strong, be faithful, be hopeful, and be full of grace for God has richly blessed all of us. Whether we stand on the precipice of heaven or have many years left on this earth, God has purpose for all of us and despite how we feel, He love us; He cares deeply about us. If you can, tap your toe and call it a dance for the Lord of grace!

[1]Songwriters: Benjamin Glover / Solomon Olds / Bart Marshall Millard / David Arthur Garcia / John Reuben Zappin

Grace Got You lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group, Moon And Musky Music

[2]The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Eph 2:8). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

[3]The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Ec 3:4). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

5 thoughts on “Update October 1 “Grace… a reason to dance”

  1. One of our most favorite songs from our mission trip! Praise God for his musical disciples!! Check out Mercy Me Happy Dance!! It’s another fun one!!

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  2. Keith you are such a gentle man and I have liked you since the day I met you. I care deeply about what you are going through and hate it for you. But I agree that God is the one that’s in control. And that he loves us so very much, His grace is enough!

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