What is missing in far too many movement ministries is excellence. It seems as though dance ministries, conferences, and programs are multiplying faster than ever. Those that take the time to seek the Lord concerning His Excellency will indeed stand before great men. The goal is not to become famous, but to serve the Lord to the best of our abilities. When we honor the Lord from our hearts, then treasures will manifest from the inside out.
When we know God on an intimate level, then we cannot help but to offer Him our very best. It does not take a lot of money to impress God. When our utmost desire is to worship Him in the beauty of holiness, we will find favor with men when we look for garments, buy supplies, or need space to rehearse or fellowship. By the same measure that we give, we will receive- good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over!
Mantaining the "standard" of excellence is like lifting up a banner or standard (sign of victory) that does not come down (a sign of defeat). Upholding the standard of excellence reminds us of the everlasting victory that the Lord has already obtained. In all that we do- whether arriving on time, keeping our garments clean, being faithful to rehearsals, studying the Word, eating properly, loving each other, and so on... must be done in a way that would illuminate the excellent name of our Lord God.
Proverbs 31:29 (NKJV)
“Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all.”
Daniel 6:3 (NKJV)
Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm.
1 Corinthians 12:31 (NKJV)
But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.
Hebrews 11:4 (NKJV)
By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks.