Monday, June 30, 2008

"Doing the Most"

In modern terms, the phrase "Do you" is said to people to encourage them to be themselves. In ministry, people operating in the "do you" mindset can result in pride, exhibitionism, and selfishness. The point of movement ministry is not to compete for acknowledgement and personal attention, but to bring honor and glory to God. We should not focus on "doing us," but should make it our goal to do our best for the Most High.

If we are not careful, we can accept the opinions of men as the gospel. The Lord created each of us individually, and uniquely. He also loves to see us set aside our differences and dwell together in unity. Though many of us dance with our own groups, it is a blessing to come together as movement artists and present pieces in a unified effort. The Bible often highlights several instances when all the people worshipped. What would we think if the Bible said that "most" of them humbled themselves, but the others proclaimed "I am going to 'do me'?"

We are to do the Word, and the Word is God! In movement ministry, our first and foremost priority is to love the Lord God with all that we are. Let us concentrate less on the things that concern us, and totally commit to all that is God's.

Psalm 92:1 (NKJV)
It is good to give thanks to the LORD, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High

Isaiah 26:7 (NKJV)
The way of the just is uprightness; O Most Upright, You weigh the path of the just.

Jeremiah 50:32 (NKJV)
The most proud shall stumble and fall, And no one will raise him up; I will kindle a fire in his cities, And it will devour all around him.”

Jude 1:20 (NKJV)
But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit

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