Friday, May 23, 2008

Help Wanted

We all need help from time to time. Pride will prevent us from accepting the assistance that we need. If we are to be one Body, then we need its other members in order to function properly. There are many in the dance ministry community who have excellent resources including literature, garments, worship tools, etc. No one person is the "Dance Ministry Guru." Beware of anyone who only wants you to rely on them for all of your information and support.

The Lord is our greatest Helper. When we trust in Him, He will send others along to assist us. When we try to do it all ourselves, we will find ourselves overwhelmed, overworked, and over-extended. Prayer is a must when discerning whether someone is offering help from the Lord, or offering a service with an ulterior motive. Communicating often with the Lord will sharpen our ears to hear Him more clearly.

We must remain humble enough to realize that we alone cannot help each and every person financially, emotionally, or spiritually. If we find ourselves being to "go-to guy" for everything, then we must take the time to train others to serve. Many are helped by the Word that goes forth during dance ministry. We must also be a help and support to others who labor in the gospel, that there be no division among us. Our help is not limited to our friends. True servanthood is shown when we are willing to help those who we know may never return the favor.

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.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NKJV)
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.

John 14:26 (NKJV)
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

1 Corinthians 12:28 (NKJV)
And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.

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