Monday, March 24, 2008

"God Made the World in Color"

It is amazing how many dance ministries are still limited regarding garments. When we study the Word of God, we actually have more freedom and options when we apply what we have learned. I always like to say that "God made the world in color!" When are dance ministries going to get the picture?

There are several references to colorful garments in the Bible. We can research colors and their meanings and use this information to bring more truth and revelation to our ministry presentations. Black and white garments do not work for all pieces. Over-sized garments may hinder our ability to move safely while dancing. When the Lord gives us instructions to follow, they always turn out right.

We all may have colors that we prefer over others, but ministry is never about what we want, it is always about the message and delivering it effectively. We can allow arguments and strife to enter in when we want to incorporate our own personal visions into the garments. If we are sensitive to the voice of the Lord, our fleshly nature will be challenged in the area of obedience to Him. I have had to wear garments that I did not personally like initially, but discovered that they were very effective in ministering the message. When we follow His lead, we will always have a testimony verifying the reward of obedience.

Esther 8:15 (NKJV)
"So Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, with a great crown of gold and a garment of fine linen and purple; and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad."

Isaiah 63:1 (NKJV)
"Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah, This One who is glorious in His apparel, Traveling in the greatness of His strength?— “ I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”

Revelation 1:13 (NKJV)
"And in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band."

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