Sunday, April 13, 2008

Night and Day

We should celebrate His birth and Resurrection every day. It seems that certain times of the year bring out the standard "Christmas" and "Resurrection" songs. It is true that these are the times when those who have stayed away from church fellowship usually fill the sanctuaries. We must remember that there are those who sit in church Sunday after Sunday and are still lost. Let us bless the Lord at all times.

When we depend on the Lord to lead us, His Word will always bring confirmation. Trying to pick songs to match a certain theme or occasion may be great to a degree, but if the Lord wants us to say something different to His people, then we must always stay in the place where we can heard Him clearly. When we try to force a song to fit a theme exactly, we run the risk of operating in the flesh. There are many songs that can reflect the concept of a theme without being literal.

There are some dance ministries that do not have as much freedom and liberty to make these choices. In the ever-growing corporate invasion of the church, many dance ministries are governed by leadership that tells them which songs to dance to. Although we all desire to be on one accord, it is stifling to minister to songs that are only being choreographed because we have been told to do so. If trustworthy dance ministers are selected to lead, then some liberty should follow concerning the choice of songs used. When we agree to follow the Lord wholeheartedly, He will make the way clear.

Psalm 28:7 (NKJV)
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.

Psalm 42:8 (NKJV)
The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with me— A prayer to the God of my life.

Psalm 69:30 (NKJV)
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 81:2 (NKJV)
Raise a song and strike the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the lute.

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