Saturday, May 10, 2008

Best Friend

We often hear people say, "It's not about religion, it's about relationship." For the dancer to operate under the anointing and deliver movement in a way that ministers, we must spend quality time with the Lord. We often dance before our Father and King, but we must also remember that the Lord loves us as His friends. We have many ways to show relationship through movement.

As we build friendships and relationships in ministry, our best example of how to be a friend is found with the Lord Himself. There may be times in choreography that we can show love to people by taking them by the hand, giving them a hug, touching someone's shoulder, or simply smiling at them. The Lord loves us enough to "touch" us and show His love toward us. We must be led by the Spirit when we do this so that our expressions of friendship are not misunderstood.

Even though we desire to worship the Lord and honor Him as Father and King, there is another dimension that we can show people. As we continue to draw near to God, He will continue to give us a variety of ways to express these relationships in action. Although the Lord gives us friends in the earth realm, we will find that there is no better Friend that we can have.

Exodus 33:11 (NKJV)
So the LORD spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle.

Proverbs 22:11 (NKJV)
He who loves purity of heart and has grace on his lips, the king will be his friend.

John 15:15 (NKJV)
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.

James 2:23 (NKJV)
And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God.

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