Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pros and Cons

There are those who would have us believe that in order to dance for the Lord, we must have trained for several years to do so. It is wonderful to see many professional dancers who have decided to move for the Lord. There are also many inexperienced dancers who are very effective as movement ministers. The beauty of our Lord is that He can use anyone He wants to to accomplish His will.

We also do not have to have perfect pasts in order to be used by God. He can use ex-convicts, reformed sinners, ex-drug dealers, and other past offenders for His Glory. All of us are guilty of falling at one moment or another. The opinions of men should not hinder us from operating according to the Lord's directions for our lives. It is the Lord's voice that we must listen to and follow.

Whether amateur or professional, there are people whose lives will be forever changed by seeing the gospel in motion. All preachers, teachers, and dancers will not be at the same level at the same time. It is more important that we have a true love for the Lord and knowledge of His Word. After all, it is the Word that does the work, and not our personal accomplishments.

Mark 2:15-16 (NKJV)
Now it happened, as He was dining in Levi’s house, that many tax collectors and sinners also sat together with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many, and they followed Him. And when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eating with the tax collectors and sinners, they said to His disciples, “How is it that He eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?”

1 Corinthians 6:9-11(NKJV)
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

James 2:8-10 (NKJV)
If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.

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