Friday, April 11, 2008

Homecoming King

When we waste time procrastinating, making excuses, and putting off what we know that we are supposed to do, then we are behaving foolishly. The time for the Great Coronation is coming, and we must stay ready for when He returns. In movment ministry, rehearsals prepare us for when we have to step forward and be doers of His Word. In the bigger picture, our lives must be a rehearsal to prepare us for His return.

The discipline of dance takes place long before we gather for rehearsals. Proper nutrition, sufficient sleep, and regular exercise make us ready for when we come together in dance. If we wait until the last minute to gather choreography and direction for the ministry, then we may find ourselves focusing more on our own faults than on the Lord. If we do not train our bodies for service, we become prime targets for injuries and may be unable to deliver an entire piece with power. We do not want to "fall out" due to shortness of breath.

Let us repent for any areas of neglect concerning our temples, and stand ready for the Lord's entrance. We are getting ready for that Great Day! Let us dance with expectation that He may enter in at any moment. If we dance as though He will return to us today, then we will never take our moments of public and private expression to Him for granted. Let us make ready for the King to come!

Ezekiel 38:7 (NKJV)
Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them.

Luke 19:5 (NKJV)
And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.”

Matthew 24:44 (NKJV)
Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Revelation 19:7 (NKJV)
Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”

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