How we maintain our bodies is important, not only for our well-being, but for us to be unhindered when we minister through dance. We want to be at our greatest level of energy and health when we go forth, both naturally and spiritually. Drinking water and adopting a regular habit of eating fruits and vegetables, proteins, and lean meats will not only promote good health in us, but will also make us look better in the process.
Because many things will try to work against us when we are serious about Kingdom movement, we must pay attention to what we eat (or do not eat) right before we dance. Some people choose to fast, others choose to avoid junk foods, and others will eat whatever they choose. It all comes down to what the Lord has instructed you to do, and not what everyone else thinks. I make it a regular practice not to drink too much water right before I dance for obvious reasons.
The Lord prepares a table for us, even in the presence of our enemies. We must be careful to select that which the Lord has provided for us. In the book of Daniel, he requested not to eat the delicacies from the King's table, but to eat vegetables and water to show the sustaining power of God. We also have a choice today to partake in the Lord's goodness. When we maintain our temples, then we can minister more effectively to the benefit of the Kingdom.
Ecclesiastes 2:24 (NKJV)
"Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God."
Romans 14:17 (NKJV)
"For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit."
1 Corinthians 10:31 (NKJV)
"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."