Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Agree to Disagree

We may not all have the same opinion on a matter, but we can come to an agreement when we put our egos to the side. Everyone will not agree to the same choreography all of the time. There may be some differing opinions in regards to the garments worn for a piece. We may not all share the same sentiment about a song at a particular time. It is during these times that the ratio of flesh to Spirit is revealed.

If the Lord is leading us to speak up when we are engaged in conversation, we must do so in a way that edifies and is not self-seeking. Too many dance ministry team members feel comfortable speaking to the dance leader in a way that is not honorable. It is not that we should regard leaders as "gods" in our lives, it is that we revere God and therefore honor those He has set in place.

In turn, leaders must also allow the Lord to guide the vision, direction, music selection and choreographic choices. Although the leader may not be responsible for all of these elements, ultimately someone has to make the final decision. When we agree to walk in unity, then our gatherings will be good and pleasant.

Amos 3:3 (NKJV)
Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?

Proverbs 12:18 (NKJV)
There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health.

Matthew 5:25 (NKJV)
Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.

James 3:16 (NKJV)
For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.

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