The Dance of Christ’s Redemption
A dance floor illuminated with a million sparkles from a brilliant light overhead.
Your heart is racing as He extends His hand to you. Gently taking it, He guides you.
The song of a multitude of angels measures the tempo of your movement, and what a beautiful dance it is as you let Jesus take the lead.
Redemption Through Christ
Maybe your salvation story isn’t as enchanting as a ballroom with a prince. Perhaps it was merely a whisper of surrender or a shout of exasperation. Yet, no matter what your beginnings with Jesus looked like, one thing remains: He offers us the same redeeming grace.
So, what does it mean to be redeemed?
Accepting the redemption of Christ takes only a split-second but is a lifelong journey in three areas that brings spiritual joy and peace.
Salvation: “Can I Have This Dance?”
John 3:16 is a verse that most Christians learn early on. It is the epitome of the message of the Gospel and is not only true for those who have gone before us but is one whose music will continue for eternity.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV
God loved His creation so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to a world of brokenness and sin in order to restore His perfect will. Through Christ’s death and resurrection, our good and faithful Father rescued our hearts, and now we are made right with Him.
Our salvation is guaranteed when we accept Jesus as the Savior of our lives. However, it doesn’t stop there. It is a lifestyle of continually allowing Jesus to be the Lord of our choices, thoughts, and time.
Practice the Dance: Daily invite Jesus to be the Lord of your life.
Justification: Invite Others to the Dance
Justification is the sacred transaction of God looking at us and seeing His Son, Jesus. Because Christ paid the ultimate sacrifice, defeating death and sin, we are now considered holy and restored back to the Father’s heart.
However, justification is multi-faceted.
“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Romans 10:9-10 NIV
We must not only believe in our hearts that Jesus saved us but we are called to share our faith journey with others. Justifying who God is and what He’s done is one of the most important steps for new believers in Christ.
Practice the Dance: Share your testimony with a friend.
Sanctification: Let God Lead the Dance
Sanctification is an ongoing process that will only be complete once we reach heaven. However, we can be assured that God will continue to help and guide us as we seek to reflect Christ throughout our lives.
“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3 NIV
Through the Holy Spirit, God will share His revelation, direct our paths, and renew our hearts through teaching, conviction, and wisdom. Beloved, He is setting you apart, guiding you to complete holiness in Christ.
Practice the Dance: Begin your day by inviting the Holy Spirit to speak to you and record what He says in a journal.
God’s redemption is mighty enough to break the power of sin, but its dance is simple enough that all we have to do is allow Jesus to take the lead. Will you take His hand?
- What does your beginning with Jesus look like?
- How has someone else’s testimony of God impacted how you view Him?
- Where have you experienced the Holy Spirit’s power and direction in your life?
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