Sunday, August 31, 2008

Parts of a Whole

Though the Lord uses us all individually, it is truly a blessing to see the Body come together. Movement ministry in a congregational worship setting should not be a spectator experience. In the church setting, dance ministry done in excellence takes much more than a radio and a CD. As ministers of movement, we should pray and rejoice to see how various departments in the church come together for a united goal: To magnify the Lord and exalt His name together!

This may mean praying and meeting with the Pastor, sound technicians, worship leader, minister of music, lighting director, prop masters, seamstresses, and more. We can incorporate much more of the congregation and ministry gifts when we think and operate like one unit instead of many. Building and strengthening healthy relationships between different ministries in the churches will cause us to remember that we are one.

Difficulty will arise without the cooperation of leadership. We will find that liberty and worship will be more plentiful when observers become participants in the time set aside for worship. Excellence will be the order of the day when the gifts in the Body are fully utilized. How good and pleasant it is when we worship Him in unity!

2 Chronicles 5:13-14 (NKJV)
Indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying: “For He is good, for His mercy endures forever," that the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.

2 Chronicles 29:28 (NKJV)
So all the assembly worshiped, the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded; all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.

Ephesians 4:16 (NKJV)
From whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

Romans 12:5-8 (NKJV)
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness

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