Thursday, September 11, 2008

Flavor of the Month

Our presence should make a difference wherever we go. When we are called to minister through movement, we should "flavor" the gathering as salt. Maintaining an attitude of peace and grace is evidence of the salt that we have within us. Even in our own internal ministry affairs, we should deal with each other righteously. If strife, dissention, and conflict are plaguing us today, it is time for us to use the salt.

Dancers from the nations bring different international "flavors" to the dance. Although dancers may be of different cultures and movement styles, we should all share the same focus when dancing for the Lord. Older dance ministers are often referred to as "seasoned" dance ministers. The truth is that we should all be seasoned in movement ministry if we are believers.

If the places where we dance are not transformed, we may need to check our salt levels. If grace and peace do not follow our reputations, a shaking may need to happen for the salt to be released in our lives. If we are constantly bored and uninspired, it is time for seasoning. We must monitor the results of the "salt" that we spread in our lives and ministries. If we are truly seasoned for ministry, then that which results will bear witness of our ability to change the earth. What is the flavor of the month? For us, it should always include salt.

2 Chronicles 13:5 (NKJV)
Should you not know that the LORD God of Israel gave the dominion over Israel to David forever, to him and his sons, by a covenant of salt?

Mark 9:49-50 (NKJV)
“For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.”

Matthew 5:13 (NKJV)
[Believers Are Salt and Light] “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

Colossians 4:6 (NKJV)
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

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