Thursday, March 13, 2008

Idle Worship

If we are not careful, our ministries can become a god to us. We cannot enjoy dance more than we enjoy our relationships with God. There are some that may say "Dance is my life," but it should not be so with us. If the movement ministry has become an idol to us, then we are engaging in idle worship.

Anything that we exalt higher than God must come crashing down. It feels great to celebrate the victories and recount the lives that were changed because of the ministry of movement, but we must never mistake the true source of our power, which is the Holy Spirit. We must continue to keep our gifts in perspective, and never let them compete with God, the Giver of all good and perfect gifts.

Our conversations should always point to the handiwork of the Lord. When we receive praise and accolades after a ministry outpouring, we should redirect it to the Lord. Many flattering words may tempt us to receive the glory, but we must guard against pride and selfish ambition. It is only in Him that we live, move, and have our being. It is only in Him that we should boast.

Revelation 19:10 (NKJV)
And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

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