Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Living Hand to Mouth

Dance by itself is not enough to save us. Successful movement ministries operate by faith and adhere to wisdom. Fellowshipping and gleaning from one another will make us a stronger unit. If we keep moving without stopping to get instructions from the Lord, we become prime targets for destruction and attack.

Some of us are very passionate and love the Lord intensely, but do not know when to be quiet. Our lips produce good or bad fruit. Some of us make a habit of condemning our fellow co-laborers with our lips more than we bless the Lord with them. There is much hurt in the body of movement ministries because of words that were said (offenses), things unsaid (broken fellowship), and things yet to be said (repentance). In this age of technology, offenses are spread over e-mail as easily as they are in person and on the telephone. May the Lord help us to guard our mouths, watch our hands, and speak right things!

What the Lord has spoken, He will perform. Sometimes what we speak, we fail to honor. If we continue to serve one another in love, then our hands and mouths will be found to be great partners in ministry. Agreements are often spoken and written. Some are sealed with a handshake. Though what is spoken only in words is less likely to be upheld as proof, what is written will stand. Let us continue to stand on the Word and bless the Lord at all times... the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

1 Kings 8:24 (NKJV)
You have kept what You promised Your servant David my father; You have both spoken with Your mouth and fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is this day.

Psalm 149:6 (NKJV)
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand

Proverbs 12:14 (NKJV)
A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompense of a man’s hands will be rendered to him.

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