Monday, April 21, 2008

Dirty Dancing

Having more than one option for dance garments is very helpful when we have multiple engagements or dance frequently. It is a good practice to have our ministry garments cleaned as soon as possible after wearing them so that they will remain fresh. We may be called upon to minister in dance at the last minute, and if our garments remain prepared for use, then we too will be ready for the task when we are called.

On the other hand, we can be an offense to the congregation when our garments are not in order. The best scenario would be to bathe as close to the time of ministry as possible. When this is not an option, it is a good practice to carry moist wipes, fresh undergarments, deodorant, and breath freshener so that our ministry offering will not be a hinderance to those we come in contact with.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, our perfume or cologne should not be too overpowering. There may be a special fragrance or oil that the Lord may lead us to wear for ministry purposes that is separate from our everyday fragrances. Every element of our presentation should highlight the truth of the Word. Let's make sure to be a sweet-smelling savor unto Him.

Proverbs 27:9 (NKJV)
Ointment and perfume delight the heart, and the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by hearty counsel.

Song of Solomon 4:11 (NKJV)
Your lips, O my spouse, drip as the honeycomb; Honey and milk are under your tongue; And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

Zechariah 3:4 (NKJV)
Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.”

2 Corinthians 2:15 (NKJV)
For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing

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