Thursday, February 7, 2008

For Christ's Sake...

If you have not experienced persecution during your dance ministry journey, you must ask yourself who you are really serving. Although many may praise your efforts to preach the gospel through movement, we must have those who will rise up against us. Jesus was persecuted, betrayed, and ultimately slain by those who disagreed with His ministry.

Count it all joy when you go through trials! This will allow us to be mature and not desire the accolades of people when we are doing the will of the Lord. Allow persecution to cause you to read your Word, increase your prayer directives, and love those who spitefully use you.

Embrace the sharpening process and ask the Lord for widsom to endure when friends forsake you, when leadership under-utilizes you, and when undercover enemies try to get close to you. Exercise discernment daily and continue to acknowledge Him in all your ways... then will your path me made clear.

Matthew 5:10 (NKJV)
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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