Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Just Wait a Minute!

Many beginning dance ministries make the mistake of wanting to hurry up and assemble a group of dancers to get moving as quickly as possible. The concept of studying the Word of the Lord regarding dance and movement and praying for direction seems foreign as the next big event approaches for the big debut. Dance uniforms are selected, songs are chosen, and the rehearsals begin without regard to what the Lord has to say concerning the matter.

Some people who desire to "praise dance" do so because of the feeling that it gives them when witnessing someone else minister. Possibly, someone on the special programs committee suggested that a special dance number be put together in two weeks for the fast-approaching Pastor's Appreciation Service. An upset dance team member may decide to leave the church dance ministry and form a "community" dance ministry that includes several dancers from the former group. We must not make a move without first waiting on the Lord.

When the Lord directs a thing, it will prosper. Though we may go through seasons of trial and face challenges, when we wait on Him, we will not be ashamed. If He leads us to begin a movement ministry, we must seek His instruction and obey Him at His Word. Our gift will make room for us. When we are ready to minister in motion, He will open up the door and create the right platforms for us. We need not call and ask anyone to dance. When we allow Him to do the work, He will open doors for us and give us favor beyond what we could imagine.

Psalm 25:3 (NKJV)
Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.

Psalm 37:7 (NKJV)
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.

Psalm 37:34 (NKJV)
Wait on the LORD, and keep His way, and He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.

Psalm 52:9 (NKJV)
I will praise You forever, because You have done it; And in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your name, for it is good.

Habakkuk 2:3 (NKJV)
For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.

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