Tuesday, October 7, 2008

He's Counting on Me

We must continue to be accountable concerning all that the Lord has placed in our hands (and feet!). If He has given us talents, He is concerned about how we multiply what He has given. When we are given a task to complete, He observes how we get the work done, including our motives and treatment of others along the way. If we have assumed a position of leadership over His people, we are responsible for how we care for them when they are with us. Righteousness counts with the Lord.

Even in the process of choreographing a piece, every step we include should count. We may try to make the count fit the words of a song instead of aligning the count to the Word. That dance move that we have been aching to do may not work right now. Sometimes there is great power in simple movement. What the Lord has to say is more important than any beat, rhythm, or instrument. We cannot obsess over physical perfection, but our hearts must remain pure toward the Lord for us to deliver movement with a Word that renews minds and heals the brokenhearted.

The days of taking the dance ministry for granted for us have come to an end. More than ever before, we must study, strengthen, and stretch both spiritually and physically. The cares of this world should not affect the fervor with which we dance for our Lord. It is time to make every day count in our lives and ministries. No more time to waste. No more procrastination. No more excuses. It's time to stand up and be counted!

Job 31:4 (NKJV)
Does He not see my ways, and count all my steps?

Romans 9:8 (NKJV)
That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 (NKJV)
Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 1:12 (NKJV)
[Glory to God for His Grace] And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry,

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