Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Temper Mental

There are times in movement ministry that we will become distracted by the circumstances of life. We can deal with this in many ways including becoming angry, retaliating, showing grace, or practicing forgiveness. If our minds are distracted from the purpose to which we are called, we will be hindered as we try to get the message of the gospel to others. If we can be consumed in our minds, then it will affect our bodies as well. It is often said that the mind is a battlefield.

We have a choice concerning how we react to conflict. As we mature in ministry and life, we will realize that some things are just human nature. The things that bothered us five years ago may no longer affect us the same way today. We must decide to keep-it-moving. Handling ourselves in an ungodly manner will affect our minds if we keep making the same mistakes over again. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal.

If we allow ourselves to remain angry, stressed-out, and overwhelmed, our bodies will begin to show signs of wear and this will hinder us in ministry. Feeling sluggish and burdened will douse our excitement and joy. Dance ministry is not an act or production. It is a live demonstration of the Truth. As a man thinks in his heart (mind), so is he.

Psalm 73:21 (NKJV)
Thus my heart was grieved, and I was vexed in my mind

Proverbs 14:17 (NKJV)
A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a man of wicked intentions is hated.

Luke 12:29 (NKJV)
And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind.

Romans 7:23 (NKJV)
But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

Colossians 3:2 (NKJV)
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

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