Sunday, April 27, 2008

Patty Cake

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions- on a sesame seed bun- may not be helpful to us as we prepare for ministry. Eating lots of sweets can broaden our waistlines as well as attack our dental health. What we eat or how we fast on the day of ministry can have an impact or our energy levels and stamina for that particular day. More importantly, our dietary habits on a daily basis matter much more. Heaviness may not stop us from dancing, but it can definitely hinder us. Being thin does not mean that our nutrition is well-balanced. We want to be able to endure as we dance with power and might.

Beyond the visuals of choreography, pageantry, and garments, our facial expressions are also a significant aspect of dance ministry. There are certain foods that will assist with maintaining a great complexion, healthy hair, nails, and skin. When we are radiant and healthy, ministering songs about healing, joy, and happiness may be even more meaningful.

If we seek the Lord concerning what we put into our bodies, we will know when not to eat or drink a particular thing. The Lord has filled the earth with many wonderful choices, and this does not mean that we cannot enjoy the less-healthy items from time to time. Overall, we should make a regular practice of eating what will aid us in being in the best condition we can for the Master's use. Let us continue to be fruitful.

Genesis 2:16 (NKJV)
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat

1 Samuel 30:12 (NKJV)
And they gave him a piece of a cake of figs and two clusters of raisins. So when he had eaten, his strength came back to him; for he had eaten no bread nor drunk water for three days and three nights.

1 Corinthians 10:31 (NKJV)
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Timothy 6:8 (NKJV)
And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.

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