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 Dance of Freedom

October 2010:
What does October meam to you?To me it is the prospect of what we call here in the UK, an Indian Summer, it is the prospect of seeing the leaves on the trees turn from their shades of green to and through the vibrant colours of Autumn (or Fall). It is the prospect of taking a week off work. (Yes, even though Lion Ministries takes up a lot of my time, I still have to have paid employment, though of course I have been praying about this for some time now.) It is the prospect of cutting the lawns for the last time before the Spring. It is the prospect of harvesting the last of the crops on the garden and preparing for the next growing season.
What it wasn't - was to wake up one morning to find that Yahweh had blessed us with an early visit of the white stuff - frost. Blessed be Yahweh Elohim, for He had allowed me to have, maybe not an Indian Summer, but the weather was not unpleasant for our week away. He also allowed me to harvest the crops that remained in the garden, so that I lost nothing to the frost, I also managed to get the lawns their last cut before Winter. And the leaves on the trees? Well ..., they are going through their seasonal autumnal colour change and their dance of freedom as they leave the security of the branches that they have been clinging to since their first showing in the Spring.
Which leads me nicley into the real message for now - The Dance of Freedom. Don't worry if you can't actually dance - I myself much prefer to be a wallflower (or whatever the terminology is they use these days) rather than get up and make a fool of myself on the dance floor. Everyone can do this particular dance.
Have you ever watched the leaves falling from a tree? It is very rare that they fall in a straight vertical drop. Usually, there is a wind blowing and they (the leaves) swirl around and dance for a while before they reach their interim destination - the ground.
And unless you are one of those super-sensitive gardeners who are allergic to a little bit of untidiness in the garden these leaves will become nourishment for the soil, they will become a mulch for the plants and flowers they fall around; their life isn't over because the tree has released them from their normal duties of shelter, and camouflage for the birds that used the tree for roosting in, nesting in, and singing in during the Spring and Summer months.
So - likewise when we let go of whatever is holding us back, then we too, our lives will not end, we can become nourishers and encouragers to those around us by teaching and telling about the Word of Yahweh Elohim and Yahushua Messiah.
Whatever the weather, - whatever Yahweh blesses us with, sunshine, rain, hail, snow, frost ..., give praise to Him! And - LET GO - do the Dance of Freedom. The Truth will set you free (Yohanan 8:32).