Monday, September 8, 2008

Range of Motion

God is constantly giving new inspiration and vision to His people. Pioneers of new dance styles became noted for the unique and innovative ways in which they mastered movement. Although we study to understand the skeletal and muscular structures of the body to aid in movement mastery, we are not limited to the traditional movement and dances already known.

As witnessed in music videos and stage performances, choreography is ever-evolving and fresh dances are being invented on a daily basis. For those of us who demonstrate the gospel in motion, what can hinder us from moving as the Spirit leads? Too many ministry groups and soloists exhibit very similar styles, movements, facial expressions, attire, music selection, etc. If we pray and seek the Lord regarding creativity, He will give it to us.

We should not try to be different just for the sake of it. We must always be open to the wide range of motion that exists. When someone experiences limited range of motion, it usually indicates that there is a physical problem in the body. It renders impairment and causes limitations in the limbs. When we experience it in ministry, the problem is a spiritual one. The source of our motion should be Divinely inspired and not just copied from others. If we are experiencing limited range of motion choreographically or spiritually, the good news is that we can be healed from it today.

Job 39:8 (NKJV)
The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searches after every green thing.

John 13:24 (NKJV)
Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask who it was of whom He spoke.

Acts 13:16-17 (NKJV)
Then Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said, “Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen: The God of this people Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm He brought them out of it.

Acts 19:33 (NKJV)
And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander motioned with his hand, and wanted to make his defense to the people.

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