Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Please Keep Me Posted...

We have probably all heard the comment "stay in your place." In the ministry of movement, it is important to know where our position (or post) is, and how we are to guard against unrighteousness in our ministries. Each one of us has a specific task to accomplish. Too often, everyday distractions can move us from a firm stance into wavering, doubting, and lack of confidence.

If we give our word to someone as dance ministers, are we doing everything we can to honor it? When we stand at our spiritual posts and watch for one another, we are guaranteed to see some things that will disappoint us. The flaws of leaders will be exposed. Weaknesses of fellow dance ministers will be revealed. We will also discover some things about ourselves that may make us feel unworthy. Allowing ourselves to dwell on the negatives will pull us off of our watchtowers.

The solution for us to stay in a watchful posture is to build up our prayer lives on a daily basis. There is no magic formula for prayer; however, we must pray in agreement with the Word of God. Praying regularly will help us to stand guard against the enemy's attempts to infiltrate the dance ministry. If we have already experienced a breach, prayer will give us the wisdom and strategy to get the adversary out of the camp. Whatever we know the Lord has assigned to us, we must make sure to keep watch upon our posts, and stand in the gap as ministers for Him.

Nehemiah 13:19 (NKJV)
So it was, at the gates of Jerusalem, as it began to be dark before the Sabbath, that I commanded the gates to be shut, and charged that they must not be opened till after the Sabbath. Then I posted some of my servants at the gates, so that no burdens would be brought in on the Sabbath day.

Proverbs 8:34 (NKJV)
Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

Ecclesiastes 10:4 (NKJV)
If the spirit of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your post; For conciliation pacifies great offenses.

Revelation 3:3 (NKJV)
Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.

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