Hearing testimonies that we can relate to greatly serve to edify the church. Hearing and seeing them through movement ministry should also benefit the saints. When we do not understand the purpose of dance as a ministry, we may find ourselves sharing scenerios that are not relative to others. Our struggles and testimonies are valuable, but may not always be appropriate for an audience at that time.
Dancers who face tremendous difficulties in life may sometimes use a ministry invitation as an occasion to work through whatever problems they may have through music and movement. We must remember that ministry is service. Though we may be blessed by the songs that we minister to in truth, the primary purpose is to serve others. Witnessing a dancer have an emotional breakdown during ministry may invoke sympathy, but will be less likely to bless the observers. Getting emotional is normal, but allowing negative emotions to run amok should be worked out before we step in front of people.
Songs about personal experiences should be used prayerfully. When we allow the Lord to select the songs that we minister, He will give us the time and place to minister them effectively. Divine timing will result in agreement from the viewer and encourage the people. Let our testimonies serve as opportunities to bring glory to God and Him alone.
Luke 21:13 (NKJV)
But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NKJV)
Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.
Colossians 3:16 (NKJV)
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
1 John 5:11 (NKJV)
And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
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