Friday, June 6, 2008

Write in the Palm of Your Hand

What we do with our hands is important. Our hands can be used to help, or they can be used to hinder. The same hands that worship can become weapons if we are not careful to place them properly. The washing of our hands is akin to purity and righteousness.

It is interesting to note that the Lord has writing on the palm of His hands. If the Lord has clean hands, then those who are inscribed there must be clean as well! Every thought, deed, and action must be done with sincerity of heart. Let us continue to lead lives of righteousness as we step out to minister in movement.

Because we dance and hold worship tools with our hands, we must also literally keep them clean. Unnoticed dirt or liquids can find their way onto our garments, flags, or billows if we are not careful. We must also train our children and congregations to be careful when touching items reserved for ministry. It is not the items themselves that are sacred, it is the God that they represent.

Isaiah 49:16 (NKJV)
See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.

Job 17:9 (NKJV)
Yet the righteous will hold to his way, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.

Psalm 18:20 (NKJV)
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.

James 4:8 (NKJV)
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

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