Janet Roller - Living Oak Ministries

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Hi. I'm Janet Roller: wife of one, mother of two, lover of coffee and writer of songs. I have just finished my first fiction novel and I'm looking forward to watching how God uses the simple story to minister to others. God is a big deal to me. My goal each day is to wake up and declare, "This day is Yours, Lord. Show me what to do with it."

Monday, March 8, 2010

I Hope You Dance

Yesterday at church, after settling all the kids up front for the lesson, the children's pastor spoke to the children about spiritual gifts and strengths. When he asked if any of them had any gifts, my Sam raised his hand. I'm always a little nervous when Sam raises his hand.

"Sam, what's your gift?"
Inserting another promotion for the church talent show that evening, he said, "oh, are you going to dance for us tonight?"
"No. My mom won't let me."

Of course, the congregation erupted in laughter and then the pastor moved on with his lesson.

That night, the "show" was concluding and someone said, "let's see what Sam can do." Chants of encouragement drove him to the stage for an impromptu display.

Sam has never been shy but I never would have thought he would "bust a move" in front of a room full of people so freely.
See for yourself...

Whatever God has for Sam, I hope he acts in complete freedom. No matter what the task, I pray he dances before the Lord with all his might...after all, his middle name is David.

Today, pay no attention to the thoughts that tell you to hold back. Be big and bold for God. No matter what size the crowd, perform for an audience-of-One. And as the country song states, "If you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance!"


Cheri said...

That's so awesome! Wouldn't it be great to be so carefree? I love the confidence he shows...especially at the end when he jumped over the chairs. He was on top of the world.

Carol said...

That was hysterical!! He is a doll!