Thursday, August 21, 2008

Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring

The Lord will give us widsom concerning the Word we minister as dancers. Our repertoire must have enough variety that we are able to convey a message that is appropriate to the season. This principle does not particularly pertain to the Holidays. When we are sensitive to the voice of the Lord, then He will let us know what dances will edify the Body at the time we are appointed to deliver the message through movement.

This may mean extra rehearsal time so that we can learn more than one dance in a few weeks. There are some dances that seem to be in season, no matter what the times dictate. Other songs may have blessed the congregation in times past, but are not a word for today. Sometimes we may learn this lesson by making mistakes, but as we continue to grow in ministry, we will become more accurate if we stay submitted to the Lord.

We must do an honest assessment of the pieces that we have and pray about when to go forth with them. If it is time to retire a piece, then we should do so with gladness. Because the Lord is Sovereign, He can decide to use it again in a few months, or even years later. It is not our will that is important. We must do the work of Him Who sent us.

Proverbs 15:23 (NKJV)
A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!

Proverbs 25:11 (NKJV)
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

Isaiah 50:4 (NKJV)
“The Lord GOD has given Me The tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear To hear as the learned.

Titus 1:2-3 (NKJV)
In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began, but has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior

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