Tuesday, April 15, 2008


If we are operating in the name of Jesus, we will be rejected. Many dancers have experienced emotional wounds and pain because of lack of preparation for this reality. We cannot spend our time arguing with people who refuse to accept the ministry of dance as legitimate. We are responsible to know what the Word of the Lord says concerning dance, praise, and worship.

Unfortunately, some rejection inside of the church has been due to movement artists who have rendered a poor representation of dance ministry. We are to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Because so many dance teams have stepped out before seeking God for instructions, the dancers have been hindered because of offenses to the congregation. As long as we are not committing offenses in pride, arrogance, or dancing with the wrong motives, we are free in Him.

We must not take rejection personally. We also cannot assume that we are being shunned because we are doing the right thing. Confidence in the Lord comes when we can testify that we are waiting on His leading. If we are guilty of causing the ministry of dance to falter because of our own misguided steps, then we can start again today and walk according to the Spirit.

Numbers 14:11 (NKJV)
Then the LORD said to Moses: “How long will these people reject Me? And how long will they not believe Me, with all the signs which I have performed among them?"

Psalm 118:22 (NKJV)
The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.

Mark 7:9 (NKJV)
He said to them, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition."

2 Timothy 2:15-16 (NKJV)
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.

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