Sunday, August 24, 2008

Going... Going... Gone

If we are indeed going anywhere in movement ministry, we should not be at a spiritual standstill. Wherever the Lord directs us to go, it is done with a Kingdom purpose in mind. Making a personal list of goals to accomplish in ministry is not the focus. We should fix our eyes on getting to the place that the Lord is leading us.

Going in circles is also not a place where we want to find ourselves. Many ministries are stuck in a fruitless cycle of repeating the same things year after year. It is wonderful to have success in ministry, but we cannot limit the Lord to working in a formula. If we are not careful, our victories can set us up for failure if we depend on our own methods of doing things over what the Lord is saying now.

Moving without direction is fruitless. Every dance piece should "go" according to the Word. Every rehearsal should allow us to "go" to a place of sincere praise and worship that extends beyond ministry outings. Every dancer connected to the heart of God should "go" into the world with the gospel messsage. Our travel schedules do not matter. Busy itineraries can do more harm than good to our spiritual and physical well being. When we are moving according to the way of the Lord, we will prosper in every task He has appointed for us.

Joshua 6:11 (NKJV)
So he had the ark of the LORD circle the city, going around it once. Then they came into the camp and lodged in the camp.

Judges 19:17 (NKJV)
And when he raised his eyes, he saw the traveler in the open square of the city; and the old man said, “Where are you going, and where do you come from?”

Psalm 121:8 (NKJV)
The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.

John 12:35 (NKJV)
Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.

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