Thursday, May 1, 2008

What a Waist!

A lot of emphasis is placed on the center (or core) of the dancer's body in technical training sessions. Stability, strength and stamina are all empasized as central to the dancers efficiency. Beyond the physical center of our bodies, we must also strengthen our Spiritual center.

It is no coincidence that we are to gird our waists with Truth. In whatever capacity the the Lord has called us to move, we must keep the Truth of His Word at the center. When Nehemiah was rebuilding the wall, the workers stood guard with their swords at their sides. The Word of the Lord is likened to a Sword! We must stay sharp (read it) and be prepared to use it (do what it says) to accomplish and endure.

The waist is also a dividing line between the upper and lower regions of our bodies. Spiritually, what we have on or take off of our waists is the difference between righteousness and unrighteousness. Let us make sure that beyond the dance, we are living a life that keeps Christ at the center. Let us remain in the place where we pay attention to our "waistlines," so that we are always able to keep the Truth by our sides.

Isaiah 11:5 (NKJV)
Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, and faithfulness the belt of His waist.

Jeremiah 13:2 (NKJV)
So I got a sash according to the word of the LORD, and put it around my waist.

Jeremiah 13:11 (NKJV)
For as the sash clings to the waist of a man, so I have caused the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah to cling to Me,’ says the LORD, ‘that they may become My people, for renown, for praise, and for glory; but they would not hear.’

Ephesians 6:13-15 (NKJV)
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace.

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