Thursday, June 12, 2008

In Sickness and In Health

Many distractions will come to discourage us from moving forward. Sometimes we are looking for the major things to attack us, but often it is the little culprits that try to trip us up. We must stay prayerful against attacks, but there are some that are inevitable. The key is pressing on through them.

There may be times that a fellow dancer will call at the last minute to say that he or she cannot make it right before it is time to dance. Have we prepared ourselves to go on in case of emergency? If we depend on people, we will definitely be disappointed. Do we allow mishaps to distract us from our mission?

There are some things that will come unexpectedly. It may come in the form of conversation that results in a choice to focus on the issue or focus on the Lord. Sickness may try to hinder us. Family concerns may try to overwhelm us. Financial need may try to bombard our minds. We must recognize this and train our minds and spirits to submit all of our cares to the Lord. When we magnify Him, all else will become insignificant in His presence.

Exodus 23:25 (NKJV)
“So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.

Jeremiah 39:18 (NKJV)
For I will surely deliver you, and you shall not fall by the sword; but your life shall be as a prize to you, because you have put your trust in Me,” says the LORD.’

Romans 8: 38-39 (NKJV)
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

3 John 1:2 (NKJV)
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

1 comment:

Lakita said...

This blessed me! About 15-20 minutes before our conference gala opening, one of our dancers parents (she's 12) called to inform me she was very sick...

Long story short I was able to "play" the choreography in my head...realizing this young lady was on billows...I was able to train a replacement...we all practiced that part during our rehearsals!

I find it helpful with groups to have people learn multiple parts :)