Friday, January 11, 2008

The Real Celebrity

It's natural for people to want to feel a sense of importance in the eyes of others. Our committment is that the Lord is the ultimate "star" in our eyes. Internal fighting is present amongst auxiliaries that want to raise the most money, be the most anointed, have favor with the Pastor, be requested by the congregation... etc.

Beautifully crafted dance garments, applause, and compliments can become our focus if we are not careful to give all glory to God. We cannot aim to "work the crowd" as we are dancing publically. Jesus said, "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." (John 12:32) Our ministries must draw people to Jesus, not ourselves.

Our garments cannot be to pretty to be touched. Our demeanors must not turn people away. Our conversations before and after ministry are being overheard. Our lifestyles are being noted. Let's make sure that we are lifting the name of Jesus, and not trying to make a name for ourselves.

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