Growing up in a small town Southern Baptist church, I was taught or at least I learned through the example of the Christians that surrounded me that in the church I wasn't supposed to do a few things.
Raise my hands in worship.
Now, I'm going to tell you my thoughts on the first two without a lot of elaboration. You can drink. Jesus did. But Jesus did not drink to get drunk. He was a very responsible guy and a great example. As far as hand raising, I now do it. When I get into the worship mode I want to praise my LORD. The Holy Spirit just moves me. Dancing. Okay, seriously. Some Christians can REALLY dance, some of us can just move our bodies in the rhythm of the music, there are some who should just tap their foot to the beat, and we all know some that should probably take two steps back, cover it up, and get to confession. Get me?
Let them praise His name with dancing and make music to Him with tambourine ad lyre. Psalm 149:3
I have been following Cameron Cameron Bure a lot the past few years. She was one of my favorite childhood stars and its VERY nice to see those stars grow up to be actors in wholesome Hallmark shows and the follow their lives on reality tv shows such as Dancing with the Stars and now The View.
This summer, I had the opportunity to review the very book in which Candace shares her journey as she shares how she found the courage to stand with conviction on one of the largest platforms of her life- Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction by Candace Cameron Bure & Erin Davis.
"Candace Cameron Bure has grown up before our eyes and we’ve watched as she’s balanced life in Hollywood with her faith for many years. But that all reached new heights when she was given the opportunity to join the cast of Dancing With the Stars. Being on the show was one of her dreams come true; and with that dream came the opportunity to display her Christian faith in front of millions of people, through an intense season of stretching beyond her limits, and to run the race God gave her with joy and perseverance."
Y'all this book. Is good. Got a teen daughter? Read it with her. I absolutely loved throughout the book how she talked about modesty on the show, How yes, she is/was a sexual woman, but that certain things are reserved for her husband only of 18 years. Talk about standing for Christ. Talk about letting her light shine.
How have you stood up for conviction lately in your life? Life isn't easy. Life is full of judgmental choices. For me lately it is just to love others as Christ has loved us. Hate the sin, but love the sinner. So much easier said than done. Forgiveness has been a huge conviction for me and one that Satan continues to throw at me.
You can get your copy here!
Disclosure: I received this book for review courtesy of Icon Media Group. This is not a sponsored post. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.