Monday, September 1, 2008

Amazing Grace

We have a reason to be graceful. Dance with an understanding makes a difference between movement as a ministry and merely dancing to gospel music. Not every dance that we minister will be classified as graceful, but when we move we must understand the function of grace in the lives of humanity.

This grace must extend beyond movement and permeate our speech and behavior as well. Dancers for the Lord should never be known as divas or "drama kings." Maintaining humility through our actions is an integral part of ministry. Movement ministry does not begin and end with music and choreography. The message that we deliver carries far beyond the few minutes that we are up moving before people. Our lives should serve as a testament to the grace of God.

We must be as genuine concerning the things of God in person as we are on the platform or stage. When people encounter us in public places, there should be no contradiction as to whether we are His people. Love and care for others should always be a saving grace. We must know that the Lord's grace is sufficient and abounding. His grace is truly amazing!

Job 41:12 (NKJV)
“I will not conceal his limbs, His mighty power, or his graceful proportions.

Acts 11:23 (NKJV)
When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord.

Acts 20:24 (NKJV)
But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

2 Corinthians 1:12 (NKJV)
For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you.

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