The Sword Dance, Part 2

The feet in the featured image are mine 😊

In a previous post, I talked about how my Nana is teaching me a Scottish sword dance. The memorization went fairly smoothly, and through watching videos and her telling me things like, “That’s what I meant about that move!” we figured it out despite her not being able to do it with me. So I had it in my head; the trouble was doing it full out. One of the moves was so hard to perfect, she said it took her two years to be able to do! After I went home, I tried doing it as full out as I could with the song we had chosen. By the end of my practice, I had messed up many times, was sweating, breathing surprisingly hard, narrowly avoiding the broom and flyswatter I was using as swords… You get the idea! And try as I might, that one move was still far unattainable. Even as I write now, my calves are moaning and groaning about what I made them do the other day. It’s hard, knowing what I should do and messing up again and again. Just like in the sword dance, I mess up in the Christian life. I know what’s right in my heart, or I think, why did I do that? right after I do it. The only thing I can do is ask for God’s help and forgiveness and keep trying, just like all I can do is ask my Nana’s help and keep trying

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief. -Proverbs 24:16, KJV

Thanks for reading! Have you ever tried so hard at something, and then finally achieved it after so much work? Comment below! God bless y’all, BibleBloggerGirl


4 Comments Add yours

  1. gaillovesgod says:

    So beautiful! The beauty of falling is not getting to where we never fall again, but finally seeing His hand reaching out to help us up each time… and trusting Him enough to put ours in His. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, that is so true and beautiful also!

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  2. T. R. Noble says:

    amen! And the scripture you picked is probably why Jesus corrects the disciples when He talks about how many times to forgive, “Seventy times seven.” We aren’t to keep count of our faults, and with the Lord’s forgiveness, neither does He! ❀ Peace be with you. I really liked this post! I'm glad you and your Nana were able to figure out the dance. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I like those verses. I’m glad we figured it out, too 😊

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