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Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my whole being shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Decades later, samba dancing helped me through a difficult period. Every Sunday evening for two years, I drove to a warehouse/dance studio and joined other dancers in quick samba steps or slow Afro-Caribbean dance moves. Finally, we danced in four rows across the floor toward the smiling drummers. We responded with joy to their gift of rhythm, and they accepted our gift of dance. For those moments each week, my whole being exalted God.
MOVING FORWARD: Do a little happy dance today. Offer the joy to God.