There may be seasons in dance ministry when the territory we are sent to is dry. The dances we present may be powerful and anointed, but receive very little response from the people watching. Dance ministry participation during a concert or special event may be the equivalent of a halftime show in the opinion of some. There may be a need for a refreshing to overtake a gathering, but the viewership may seem to be dull of hearing and have impaired sight.
These are the times that we sigh. It is not that applause and praise are desired for ourselves. We should earnestly desire that the Lord be worshipped with the magnitude due Him. It can be heartbreaking to bring water to a people dying of thirst who do not understand that deliverance is at their lips.
There is heartache in knowing that not all will receive us, because they have rejected the Lord. In these dreary times, it is important not to lose heart. If the people do not receive the movement ministry, then we must release that concern to the Lord, knowing that we may be planting a seed that another will water in time to come. We must continue to pray for congregations and people who do not embrace the diversity of worship, praise, and honor for the glory of God. Diligence will cause our hearts not to be hardened but will strengthen us by His Word.
Psalm 12:5 (NKJV)
“For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise,” says the LORD; “I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.”
Psalm 38:9 (NKJV)
Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.
Isaiah 35:10 (NKJV)
And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Ezekiel 9:4 (NKJV)
And the LORD said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.”