Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Look Before You Leap!

This is not the time to dance on shaky ground. Many problems that arise in the church are indicative of a blatant lack of knowledge concerning the Word of God. The desire for praise and popularity attract many to the art of dance. Dance ministry involves much more than leaps and turns. If the movement ministry is truly operating under the direction of the Holy Spirit, not everyone who volunteers to participate will be left standing over time. Narrow is the way...

Each dancer must take personal responsibility for knowing the Scriptures. It is not enough for the dance leader to be the "guru" for an entire group. The enemy is not ignorant to the fact that dance ministry is growing in popularity, power, and effectiveness. Movies, television, books, MySpace, YouTube, and various media outlets are highlighting the powerful messengers of dance. As a result, the trappings of lust for money, power, and fame will try to derail us. Staying in His presence and knowing His Word will sustain us if we are obedient.

Let us no longer be babes! It is time to sink our teeth into the meat of the Word for our daily provision. When we seek the Lord and hide His Word within, it will manifest through movement. With the Scriptures come miracles, healing, salvation, and transformation. The Holy Spirit is moving... read all about it!

Psalm 119:11 (NKJV)
Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.

Matthew 22:29 (NKJV)
Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.

Acts 17:11 (NKJV)
These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.

Romans 15:4 (NKJV)
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

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