Dancing in the Fire

Don't Miss the Chance to Dance in the Fire

By: Susan Deborah Schiller

What if dancing and singing in the midst of your hardship turned the key to unlocking the provision God has stored up for you?

Over the years, I have discovered the power of singing and dancing to be true. What if our response to trials and even torture was to be laughter, singing, and dancing? The following is a dream parable I recorded in 2005 that has proven to be true, over and over:

"Would you and your people like a chance to enjoy life without trials?" the announcer offered.

Sam Logic replied, "Why, of course! Let's do it!"

The announcer replied, "Okay, Sam, for you and your people, let's do life without troubles."

And so it was.

Life was very good for a short while, but pretty soon Sam was wishing he had more excitement in his life. So he pondered, he searched and he found a very interesting project he wanted to work on. Satisfied that it was a perfect fit for he and his tribe, he went about starting it.

But he ran out of energy. He ran out of time. He ran out every resource necessary to complete this fine project.

Sam went to the announcer, "I need more strength! I need more energy! I need more resources!"

The announcer said with a smile, "Sam, if you had submitted to a life of trials and tests, you would already have enough strength, energy, and resources of every kind to do what you really want to do."

Have you ever wished for your trials to end? For life to become smooth? Try doing the opposite. Call for the Winds of Change! Embrace hardship and welcome the mystery of suffering. Be grateful for the trials and understand there is provision in every problem!

Oftentimes pain and problems are a gift. Trust is the key to opening the gift, and I believe it's the laughter, singing, and dancing that cause us to trust! 

Writing Prompt: Do you have a few dreams that you can add to your life story book? Try writing one down.

It's in the writing that even more illumination happens. Consider each dream as a puzzle piece and the process of writing is a game of putting the pieces together.

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With all my love,


Susan Schiller knows how it feels to lose everything: marriage and family, church and reputation, finances and businesses, and more. Susan's upcoming, interactive memoir, "On the Way Home," tells the story of how she came to be known as "the most abused woman" her counselors had yet met and how she learned to navigate to freedom and fullness.  
Today Susan helps people write their life stories, unearthing the treasures of their past and sowing them into their future, creating new family legacies.

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Amy January 18, 2014 at 3:42 pm

It's true. Sometimes pain brings about good things, though we very seldom WISH for that pain.


Susan Schiller January 18, 2014 at 3:44 pm

I think we’d be kind of sick if we truly wished for pain… but like those who do yoga, we embrace the discipline and something the pain, because we know there is something good that will come of it. Thanks, Amy, for being here today. 🙂


Liliana Marsden January 18, 2014 at 3:34 pm

I am going to a great change on my personal life and business life and I find that you have to believe that what is your path and will succeed.

I do believe that we have to learn some lessons in life and believe me I am truly learning them.  

Sometimes is so difficult to believe that everything will be fine, but I am getting, day by day, better at my phrase for 2014:  Believe and succeed  


Susan Schiller January 18, 2014 at 3:39 pm

What a great phrase for 2014, Liliana! My word for 2014 is BELIEVE, so I’m right with you. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂


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